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Obesity can lead to vitamin D deficiency

6th February 2013

A study from the University College London Institute of Child Health has suggested that obesity can lower vitamin D levels in the body.

The findings, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, analysed genetic data from 21 studies involving a total of 42,000 people and found that every 10% rise in body mass index (BMI) led to a 4% drop of available vitamin D in the body. Researchers said it highlighted the importance of monitoring and treating vitamin D deficiency in people who are overweight or obese.

 

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