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Vit D deficiency indicates heart disease in overweight teens

In overweight and obese children and adolescents, vitamin D deficiency is associated with early markers of cardiovascular disease, according to a study presented at ENDO 2017, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando.

Vitamin D deficiency more close to diabetes than obesity

People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The results help clarify the connection between vitamin D, obesity and diabetes. According to the Society's Scientific Statement on the Non-skeletal Effects of Vitamin D, studies have found that people who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to be obese.

Obesity, cancer and vitamin D deficiency

There appears to be evidence linking between obesity and cancer as well as obesity and low vitamin D, according to a paper published in BMC Cancer. However, the study authors report that the significance of vitamin D in the biological pathways associating obesity and cancer is low and they call for additional research to include all three components while dealing with bias related to dietary supplements and vitamin D receptor polymorphisms.

Vitamin D deficiency contributes to poor mobility

Vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle for people who are severely obese, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study found severely obese people who also were vitamin D deficient walked slower and were less active overall than their counterparts who had healthy vitamin D levels.

Vitamin D could help to reduce diabetes risk in obese children

Vitamin D supplements can help obese children and adolescents control their blood-sugar levels, which may reduce their risk of developing diabetes, according to the results from a randomised clinical trial.

Obesity leads to vitamin D deficiency

Obesity can lead to vitamin D deficiency, according to a study published in the journal PLOS Medicine. The study authors, from the University College London’s Institute of Child Health, believe that the findings will further our understanding of obesity and help to reduce levels of vitamin D deficiency in the population.

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