Several studies carried out in recent years have associated the presence of vitamin D as a factor for good health. Not being deficient in Vi...
Several studies carried out in recent years have associated the presence of vitamin D as a factor for good health.
Not being deficient in Vitamin D is linked to better cardiovascular health, decreased chance of developing cancer, helps with hair loss, bone problems prevent respiratory infections, strengthens the immune system, and helps with depression.
40% of the population suffers from Vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D is produced by the body, specifically by the skin, when it is exposed to sunlight. Recent studies have concluded that 40 percent of the US population suffers from it.
Some authors claim that more than a billion people live with this deficiency around the world.
Knowing the importance of having the correct levels in our bodies, numerous studies in this regard highlight the benefits and harms of not having enough. Some scientists consider this deficiency an epidemic.
Study links its deficiency to the accumulation of abdominal fat in women
The study deepened previous findings by interpreting the data. It was found that in women, the total body fat and abdominal fat, is associated with the deficiency of this vitamin. The same research was used with men, but the same result was not found. However, in general, for both genders, the accumulation of abdominal fat was related to the same factor.
Why do we have this deficiency?
One of the factors is the change of habits in the affected populations. Most people with this deficiency do not spend time outdoors avoiding contact with the sun.
It is recommended for children and adults to make spending time outdoors a priority. Enjoying the benefits of sunlight using the necessary protection is vital. In cases where being outside is not possible, it is recommended to take a suitable vitamin supplement.
Those in charge of these studies encouraged the population to ask their doctors for analysis. When determining the presence of this vitamin, especially in the cases of people who accumulate abdominal fat, it is vital. The solution is simple, and the benefits are incalculable.