Vitamin D And Calcium Shown To Assist In Weight Loss
September 27, 2010 by Special To Personal Liberty
Individuals who are trying to lose weight may be overwhelmed by the number of diets available to them. It may seem that there is a new fad weight loss plan that comes along every month. However, a new study has found that simply consuming more vitamin D and calcium may assist in weight loss.
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel said that individuals who had consumed the most dairy products — which contain high levels of these nutrients — had the most success losing weight over the course of their two-year study period.
The findings held true whether participants followed a low-carbohydrate or Mediterranean diet, which consists mainly of fruits, vegetables and lean fish.
"It was known that overweight people had lower levels of serum vitamin D but this is the first study that actually shows that serum Vitamin D increased among people who lost weight. This result lasted regardless of whether they were on a low-carb, low fat or Mediterranean diet."
He added that fortified milk, eggs and fish are among the foods that are highest in vitamin D and calcium.