5 Things That Increase Your Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency
If you meet any of these criteria, chances are you're not getting enough D.
The vitamin is stored in fat, and people who have a greater amount of fat tend to have less D circulating in their blood for use throughout the body. Chances are, the higher your BMI, the lower your D levels. (The good news: Increasing your D intake could help you lose weight. In a small diet study at the University of Minnesota, people who started with the highest levels of D lost significantly more weight—and more of it was dangerous abdominal fat.)
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