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Too Little Vitamin D = Obesity?

May 14, 2013

A recent study found a relationship between low vitamin D levels and obesity. Researchers found that vitamin D levels lower than 50.0 nmol/L “was associated with a significantly increased odds ratio for incident obesity.” Those with less than 50.0 nmol/L had a 73% greater risk of incident obesity.

The same held true for those were not yet obese but had a vitamin D level less than 50.0 nmol/L. According to the study the reduced level of vitamin D was “significantly associated with new-onset obesity in adults.”

While the exact role vitamin D plays in obesity is still unclear, the relationship is not. Ask your doctor of chiropractic about your vitamin D level.

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