If looking and feeling better weren’t enough motivation, how about healthier bones, a better immune system and reduced chances of cancer, heart disease and diabetetes? A recent study shows that weight loss can increase levels of vitamin D, a vitamin which can play an important role in all of the above.
Older women who are overweight or obese and lose more than 15 percent of their body weight could significantly boost their levels of vitamin D.Since vitamin D is generally lower in persons with obesity, it is possible that low vitamin D could account, in part, for the link between obesity and diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The study, conducted in Seattle, America indicates that the surge in vitamin D could help scientists explore new avenues for the prevention of these chronic diseases.
Of course most of us are familiar with vitamin D as the thing produced naturally by our bodies when we’re out in the sunshine. It also is found naturally in foods, such as fatty fish.
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