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Vitamin D & Childhood Obesity

January 8, 2012  |  Staff

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Nutritional deficiency in obese individuals is rapidly becoming  a modern health paradox. How is it possible in the land of modern agriculture and abundance to have what should be antiquated nutritional deficiencies? It is possible because caloric intake does not correspond with nutritional well-being. Indeed the relationship may be inverse; the higher the caloric load and the level food processing, the lower the available nutrients. This appears to be the case with childhood obesity where researchers are finding significantly reduced vitamin D levels in overweight children compared to their slimmer counterparts.  A recent study by Michele Hutchison, MD, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, found that 92% of overweight children exhibited vitamin D deficiency.

To read more: Ninety-two Percent of Obese Kids have a Vitamin D Deficiency.