Weight loss increases Vitamin D in obese women
Ladies, if you hit the gym, you may become less vulnerable to dangerous diseases like cancer. Poor Vitamin D levels, a cause for some diseases, rises in women who lose their weight.
Obese women with less-than-optimal levels of Vitamin D who lose more than 15 percent of their body weight experience significant increases in circulating levels of this nutrient, a study claims.
`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 Caitlin Mason, who led the study at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre.
`Determining whether weight loss helps change vitamin D status is important for understanding potential avenues for disease prevention,` said Mason, postdoctoral research fellow at the Hutchinson Centre, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports.