Vitamin D Deficiency and Weight LossTuesday, June 30, 2009 23:34
Vitamin D seems to be in the limelight lately. Maybe it will be singled out as the vitamin of the decade award! Seriously though, now it seems it may help promote better weight loss besides maintaining strong bones, lessening hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, and several autoimmune diseases.
“Vitamin D levels in the body at the start of a low-calorie diet predict weight loss success, a new study found. The results, which suggest a possible role for vitamin D in weight loss, were presented at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.” More study needs to be done but it would not surprise me.
Vitamins may not be miracle cures but they all work together just like an orchestra and if one vitamin is out of tune the "whole band" could eventually become out of tune. And the way most of the population eats it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out how deficiencies can occur. Vitamin D may be especially hard to obtain because it is best absorbed from the sun. Most of us just don’t get outside enough to obtain this important nutrient. Even Dr. Mercola who takes a more holistic view on health has his say about vitamin D and its importance beyond bone health and cancer.