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Animal study: New interaction discovered between vitamin D, fat tissue, and inflammation

Posted on: August 26, 2014   by  Jeff Nicklas

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In a new study published in Endocrinology, researchers have found that vitamin D impacts obesity-related inflammation in fat tissues.

Obesity is a condition associated with a highly inflammatory state in adipose, or fat, tissue. As a person gains weight, there is an increase in the amount of and size of adipocytes, or fat cells. This increase in cell number and size prevents adequate oxygen from reaching all of the cells, which eventually leads to cell death.

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