Losing more than 15 percent of body weight boosts vitamin levels in overweight women

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that overweight women who lose more than 15 percent of their total body fat showed a dramatic increase in levels of vitamin D.

“Since vitamin D is generally lower in persons with obesity, it is possible that low vitamin D could account, in part, for the link between obesity and diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes,” said lead researcher Caitlin Mason. “Determining whether weight loss helps change vitamin D status is important for understanding potential avenues for disease prevention.”

The study involved nearly 450 overweight or obese women. They were randomly assigned to lose weight either exclusively through exercise or diet, or a combination of the two. It was discovered that those who lost 15 percent of their body fat – approximately 10 to 20 pounds for most – showed an increase of about 7.7 nanograms per mililiter of vitamin D levels in the blood.

Those looking to lose weight and enjoy the health benefits that come with it may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

Dr. Agin’s Skinny D from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains nutrients that may help facilitate a healthy loss of weight.

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