December 18, 2022, 14:53 – Public News Service – OSN

Scientists from the University of Western Sydney found that obese people are more likely to suffer from vitamin D deficiency. A study on the topic was published in the journal BMJ Open.

The study involved about 3,500 patients, divided into the following groups: healthy weight, overweight, obesity I, II and III degrees. The analysis compared volunteers’ nutrient levels.

Blood test results showed that people with grade II and III obesity were often deficient in vitamin D. It is clarified that the prevalence of vitamin deficiency in this group was 7.9% higher than among people with a healthy weight. According to scientists, this may be due to the fact that these people spent less time outdoors.

At the same time, obese people were not prone to anemia or B12 deficiency. Along with this, the prevalence of iron deficiency in the obese group I was 12% lower than in the healthy weight group.

Previously Public News Service told how and in what doses you need to take vitamin D for energy and weight control. Read more about this in material.