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Does Low Vitamin D Make You Fat?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

From GrassrootsHealth

The amount of vitamin D needed on a daily basis can vary depending on weight. Could it also be that vitamin D levels directly influence weight and the risk of being obese?

Evidence shows that vitamin D levels are affected by obesity. In fact, the more fat a person has on their body (the higher the BMI), the more likely they are to have vitamin D deficiency, and their need for vitamin D increases. This is one reason suggesting the same daily intake of vitamin D for all adults simply does not make sense. In fact, the amount of vitamin D needed on a daily basis to achieve a vitamin D level of 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L) can vary depending on BMI.

Could it also be that vitamin D levels directly influence weight and the risk of being obese?

The video “Why Are There No Fat People in Colorado,” by Dr. Eric Berg, DC, discusses findings published in a book by Jeff T. Bowles titled “Why Are There No Fat People In Colorado? & 15 Similar Fascinating Health Mysteries.

Key Points from the Video

Areas of the US with higher Black, Latino, and American Indian populations have higher obesity rates. Learn more

The elderly have higher rates of obesity as well. Learn more

People with darker skin tones have more melanin, making it more difficult to absorb vitamin D. It also becomes more difficult to absorb vitamin D as you age. Learn more

Chronic vitamin D deficiency can lead to obesity. The more overweight a person is, the more vitamin D they need. Learn more

The characteristics of metabolic syndrome align perfectly with the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency can create inflammation, high blood glucose, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance. Learn more

Insulin resistance is the driving factor behind obesity. If you have insulin resistance, you have too much insulin. Insulin is a fat-storing hormone that causes you to gain weight. Vitamin D helps keep insulin sensitive, but vitamin D doesn’t work well if you have insulin resistance. Learn more

Colorado is a high-altitude state situated several thousand feet above sea level. This means it’s closer to the sun. The closer you are to the sun, the more vitamin D you’re exposed to. Learn more

Vitamin D exposure in Colorado could be the most critical variable influencing people’s weight.

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