British researchers report that a significant increase in body mass index (BMI, a measure of body fat based on height and weight) could lead to a drop in serum vitamin D levels. They found that the link between obesity and vitamin D levels affects people of all ages and genders. However, the authors of the study, which was recently published in the journal PLoS Medicine, state that vitamin D deficiency does not affect BMI significantly. Lead investigator Dr. Elina Hypponen, of University College London’s Institute of Child Health and colleagues note that previous studies have suggested the link between vitamin […]Continue reading Obesity Reduces Serum Vitamin D Levels
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