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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

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Low vitamin D status linked to weight gain in women

A study published online yesterday in the Journal of Women’s Health found that women with low vitamin D status may be prone to weight gain.

The study by Erin LeBlanc, MD, an endocrinologist and researcher at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon examined vitamin D status and weight for 4,659 women over the age of 65.

When looking at vitamin D levels of women who lost or maintained weight, the researchers found no association with vitamin D status.

Among the 571 women who gained weight during the 5 year study, those with insufficient vitamin D levels (

The researchers also found that women with insufficient levels when the study began weighed more than the women with vitamin D levels of 30 ng/mlL or above.

Of course, the authors call for more research on the topic before there can be a supplement recommendation made for weight loss purposes.

Source:

LeBlanc ES. Associations Between 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Weight Gain in Elderly Women. Journal of Women’s Health. [Epub ahead of print].