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Obesity may cause vitamin D deficiency
Obesity may cause vitamin D deficiency

(February 5, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From London - According to a report published in PLOS Medicine, obesity may cause vitamin D deficiency. Researchers examined the genetic data of nearly 42,000 adults, comparing their results to an additional 123,000 participants. Genetic markers were analyzed to explore the link between BMI and genes associated with vitamin D metabolism. Results showed that a 10% increase in BMI was linked to a 4% reduction in vitamin D concentrations. These results were consistent regardless of gender and age.

 
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