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Vitamin D supplementation increases adiponectin levels in obese children

Posted on: January 22, 2014   by  Jeff Nicklas


A new study out of Italy has found that vitamin D supplementation increases adiponectin levels in pediatric obesity.

Adiponectin is a protein hormone secreted from adipose tissue into the bloodstream. Adipose tissue is body fat. You need adiponectin for various metabolic processes including regulating blood glucose and oxidizing fatty acid which provides energy to cells. Low levels of adiponectin has been associated with increased insulin resistance and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

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