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Can Vitamin D Help You Lose Weight?

Vitamin D may just be the “key combination” to unlock more of your personal weight loss goals to safe guard your health. There is some seriously exciting research when it comes to vitamin D, and it has just got much more monumental.

It may be as simple as doing the math. For every increase of 1 ng/mL 25-OH-Vitamin D blood levels, subjects ended up losing almost 0.2 kg (0.4 pounds) more on their calorie-restricted diet, according to the Endocrine Society’s 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

In my clinical practice, over 90 percent of my patients have insufficient levels of vitamin D, according to their blood levels of 25-OH vitamin D. With the increased use of sunscreens that can block over 99% of conversion of UV rays that can make vitamin D, we have become pale, sick and fat.

With these latest findings and the other evidence that vitamin D deficiency can contribute or exacerbate bone disease including osteopenia and osteoporosis, fatigue, aches and pains, common cancers, autoimmune diseases, infections and increases in cardiovascular diseases. There is no question vitamin D levels throughout northern hemispheres are lack luster, but that does not mean your health has to be devoid of the luster you deserve.

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