NOW, we encountered not a few teenagers who are overweight. Experts say the condition was due to their lack of intake of vitamin D. Though this can increase the risk of diabetes, hypertension, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Researchers at Hasbro Children’s Hospital suggest for further study to determine whether the normalization of the level of vitamin D will help lower health risks associated with obesity.
Zeev Harel principal investigator and his team explore the prevalence of low vitamin D status among 68 adolescent obesity and examine the treatment effect of vitamin D status was lower in patients.
They found that low levels of vitamin D most experienced young women (72 percent and 28 percent lack quite enough) and 91 percent of boys (69 percent and 22 percent lack sufficient).
In those who are deficient in vitamin D or insufficiency, 43 patients underwent repeated measurements of vitamin D levels after treatment. Although there was a significant increase in levels of vitamin D after treatment, serum levels of vitamin D normalize only 28 percent of these patients. The researchers explain that vitamin D may be sequestered in body fat and this is probably the main reason for the lack of response. This study will be published in the May 2011 edition of the Journal of Adolescent Health.