“The findings suggest that a higher BMI leads to lower levels of vitamin D circulating in the body, while a lack of vitamin D has only a small effect on BMI …Previous studies have linked vitamin D deficiency with obesity, but it wasn’t clear whether a lack of vitamin D triggered weight gain or whether obesity led to vitamin D deficiency, the study authors noted”
That’s quite a mouthful of a quote, so let’s break it down. It’s already established that obese people are more likely to be vitamin D deficient, and vitamin D is essential for bone development. Also it’s widely observed that obese people tend to have skeletal issues usually attributed to hauling your heavy weight around on a skeleton meant for a much lower weight. But now there may be more to it. Vitamin D transport through the body appears to be negatively affected by being fat, to the point of being a true issue for large people.
One more reason to lose the fat.
- Obesity ‘leads to lack of vitamin D’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Obesity leads to vitamin D deficiency (medicalxpress.com)
- Link between obesity and vitamin D clarified (sciencenews.org)
- Vitamin D Levels In Umbilical Cord Blood Found To Be Lower In Obese Mothers (medicalnewstoday.com)