June 12, 2009
WASHINGTON—Research presented at The Endocrine Society’s 91st Annual Meeting revealed that vitamin D levels in the body at the start of a low-calorie diet predict weight loss success.
“Vitamin D deficiency is associated with obesity, but it is not clear if inadequate vitamin D causes obesity or the other way around,” said the study’s lead author, Shalamar Sibley, MD, MPH, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. “Our results suggest the possibility that the addition of vitamin D to a reduced-calorie diet will lead to better weight loss.”
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