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Vitamin D And Calcium Shown To Assist In Weight Loss

September 27, 2010 by  

Vitamin D and calcium shown to assist in weight loss  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.

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  • John

    One other significant source of vitamin D3 is an indoor suntanning session. Your body can produce up to 20,000 IUs in minutes. The same UVB rays that are in the sun that activate vitamin D are used with indoor suntanning machines.

    • Granny Mae

      Will probably work well for people that have an oily skin and can tollerate the UV rays, but be very careful is you take meds. that say to stay out of or avoid the sun. Also don’t wear tanning lotion or sun screen when out trying to get the vitamin D3. If you live in the north you need to do all you can to suppliment D3 in the winter time especially. In the south you need to limit your exposure in the sun to avoid skin cancer. It can be a delicate balance for some people ! Take a good natural suppliment and be safe all year long !

  • Fed Up Gal in NM


    I often wondered about that; my gym offers free indoor tanning…but there seems to be conflicting info out there (as usual) that says tanning booths are actually more harmful than natural sunlight tanning. Hmmmm….guess I’ll just have to keep taking my vitamin D3 to be on the safe side. If you can site some current info related to this…I’d be interesting in reviewing it. Thanks!

  • coal miner
    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Thanks coal miner! I scanned through the articles, drilled down a bit and found one that seems to discuss specifically the use of indoor tanning; of particular interest to me was a comment posted by a physician. Here’s the link for anyone else who may want or need the info:

      If you’re trying to find it on the link coal miner posted, just go to the web page’s search box and search for “indoor tanning for vitamin D”…I think that’s how I searched. Several new links will display; you may have to read through a couple to find the right one.

      Hope this helps. Thanks again coal miner; good reading.

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        Oooops…..sorry….I meant to include a little more info to make it easier to find the Doctor’s comment I referenced above.

        The Doctor (PhD)’s name is William Grant and his comment was posted April 2004. Hope that makes it easier to find.

  • lynnbo

    Suffering from no energy? Have your D level checked. D is an important regulator of hormones and thyroid can be out of wack if your low. Female age 48, D level was a 9, should be around 50.
    I suffered for 7 years with no help until a doctors aide checked my D levels and thyroid. Totally gave me my life energy back.

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  • Joe

    Genetically Modified Salmon – is Not required to be labled so — so you don’t even know what the frig you’re eating!!!! MMMMMMMMM.. Yummyyyyyyyy — Frankenfish for everyone!!!! That’s gotta be healthy….. Right???

    • Fed Up Gal in NM


      Lol funny….in a scarey sort of way :-)


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