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Vitamin D Linked To Successful
Weight Loss With Dieting


Increased Intakes of Vitamin D May Actually Improve
Weight Loss
While Following a Calorie-Restricted Diet,
According To New Findings
.


For those individuals with higher Vitamin D levels, those subjects
ended up losing almost more weight on their calorie-restricted diet.
These findings were presented recently at the Endocrine Society's
91st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.


"Our results suggest the possibility that the addition of vitamin D
to a reduced-calorie diet will lead to better weight loss,"  stated
a leading researcher from the University of Minnesota involved
in conducting the study.


With obesity rates still high, not only in developed countries
but also, increasingly, in newly transitioning foreign markets
and societies, there is now considerable attention to find ways
to effectively trim down waistlines.


While our bodies do manufacture Vitamin D on exposure to
sunshine, the levels in some northern countries are so weak
during the late autumn and winter months that the body makes
no Vitamin D at all, meaning that dietary supplements and fortified
foods are seen by many as the best way
to boost intakes of Vitamin D.


In adults, it is said Vitamin D deficiency may precipitate or
exacerbate osteopenia, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, fractures,
common cancers, autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases and
cardiovascular diseases. There is new evidence that this essential
vitamin may also be valuable in helping reduce the incidence of several
types of cancer and type-1 diabetes.


Although previous studies had reported an association between
Vitamin D deficiency and obesity, it is not clear if inadequate
Vitamin D causes obesity or the other way around.


The Minnesota-based researchers recruited 38 overweight men
and women and followed assigned them to a calorie-restricted diet,
which provided 750 calories a day fewer than their estimated total
needs, for 11 weeks. Blood levels of Vitamin D were measured before
and after the 11 week period.


On average, many of the subjects were Vitamin D insufficient.
Additionally, higher baseline vitamin D levels were linked to increased
loss of abdominal fat.


The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the University
of Minnesota, and the Pennock Family Endowment at the University of
Minnesota.


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