There have been many studies about the correlation of obesity and Vitamin D deficiency, but none that are definitive as to why and how. It appears from the latest data and studies that obesity affects the amount of Vitamin D levels in the body.
Low levels of Vitamin D do not appear to be a cause of obesity. However, obesity can decrease levels of Vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D becomes diluted in the body, as more is needed as fat mass increases. Losing weight will correct Vitamin D levels in the body.
Why do we need Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is essential to bone growth and maintenance. We need Vitamin D to absorb calcium. It is also important to boosting and maintaining both our immune system and neuromuscular system. It is also thought to play a role in our mental emotional health.
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Consult with your Health Care Provider
It is important to know if your Vitamin D levels are low, so consult with your doctor for a test and for the correct amount of Vitamin D that should be supplemented if your levels are low.
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