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New animal study suggests vitamin D may help protect against obesity by increasing fat utilization

Posted on: August 1, 2014   by  Will Hunter

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A study performed in obese mice showed that vitamin D supplementation limited weight gain from a high-fat diet by increasing fatty acid oxidation.

Fatty acid oxidation, also known as beta-oxidation, is the process by which fatty acid molecules are broken down in the mitochondria to be used to generate energy.

There has been a lot of interest in the relationship between obesity and vitamin D deficiency. Researchers are interested in whether vitamin D deficiency causes obesity, or if obesity causes vitamin D deficiency. Much of the recent evidence suggests it is the latter, in that increased body weight leads to an increased need for vitamin D meaning that overweight individuals can be at increased risk for vitamin D deficiency.

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1 Response to New animal study suggests vitamin D may help protect against obesity by increasing fat utilization

  1. hlahore@gmail.com

    It appears that the average human adult consumes 4 lbs of food per day
    If we assume the same ratio of food consumed/body weight for both humans and mice, then
    we can computer the vitamin D daily dose equivalent for a human
    15,000 *4 / 2.5 (lb/kg) = 24,000 IU/day

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