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Overview Obesity and Vitamin D


- FACT: People who are obese have less vitamin D in their blood
- FACT: People who are obese need a higher dose of vitamin D to get to the same level of vitamin D in their blood
- FACT: When obese people lose weight the vitamin D level in their blood increases
- FACT: Adding Calcium, perhaps in the form of fortified milk, often reduces weight
- FACT: Adding vitamin D seems so good that there were 82 trials for vitamin D intervention of obesity as of Feb 2014
- FACT: Less weight gain by senior women with > 30 ng of vitamin D
- FACT: Dieters lost additional 5 lbs if vitamin D supplementation got them above 32 ng - RCT
- FACT: Those with darker skins were more likely to be obese Sept 2014
- SUGGESTION: Probably need more than 4,000 IU to lose weight if very low on vitamin D (high risk) due to
  risk factors such as overweight, age, dark skin, live far from equator,shut-in, etc.

Studies so far disagree about losing weight by taking vitamin D without having a low calorie diet, etc.

Obese have decreased bioavalability of vitamin D - 2000 PDF

Calcium supplementation over four years has a beneficial effect on body composition in postmenopausal women - 2007

placebo controlled, double-blind, 4-year longitudinal clinical trial with 1100+ women PDF

See also in VitaminDWiki

Strong indications in Missing Microbes that early antibiotics increses the risk of obesity

  1. Farmers have been giving low-level anitbiotics to animals since they learned long ago that it would increase by 10% the animal weight without increased cost of feed
  2. Mice given low-level antibiotics for first 4 weeks of life become heavier later in life
  3. Children who are given antibiotics in first 6 months of life are 5X more likely to become obese (study in England of 14,000 births)
  4. US States which get the most antibiotics are those states with the most obesity (CDC)
  5. Obese US adults have 1/2 of the gut biotic diversity of non-obese adults (400,000 vs 800,000)
  6. Germ-Free mice became obese when given fecal transplants from mice who had antibiotics and became obese
    This is a strong indication that the cause of the obesity was the gut microbiome

See also VitaminDWiki and weight loss due to vitamins and/or Calcium/Milk


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Clinical trials of Obese or Overweight and Vitamin D INTERVENTION 82 trials listed as of Feb 2014

See also VitaminDWiki and weight loss due to vitamin D and Magnesium

Obesity is a VERY COMPLEX topic CLICK HERE for interactive version of the following chart

good chart

 

Overview of Deficiency at VitaminDWiki includes the following graph - notice Obesity vicious circles at the bottom

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Obesity issue of Life Extension Magazine – Oct 2010 - identified 27 correctable obesity-inducers,

many of which relate to vitamin D,

Leptin

Cortisol

Thyroid

Cholesterol

Insomnia

Hypothesis of vicious circle for senior obesity and amylase

Adenovirus-36

Other

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Increase in Obesity from International Union of Nutritional Sciences 2011

Epidemic of obesity started same time as many other epidemics, all of which are associated with low vitamin D: 30-40 years ago

Extrapolation >45% in the USA, >30% in Australia by 2025

from: http://www.iuns.org/features/obesity/obesity.htm
(figure is from http://www.iuns.org/features/obesity/tabfig.htm)

WikiPedia - Obesity has the following graph

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Following graph shows the decrease in vitamin D with increasing BMI

2 nanograms/ml less vitamin D for every in 5 kg/m**2 increase in BMI


see wikipage http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=1659

Global epidemic - not just the US

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Institute of Medicine issues a report May 2012 on Obesity in American

They did not seem to even mention the possibility of vitamin D

click thumbnail to see their tall infographic
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Increased Calorie consumption over the decades

from Graphs.net - no reference is given for the data
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Overweight people live longer - perhaps due to vitamin D: Comment on a website Jan 2013

The extra weight stores vitamin D as well as calories.
Many studies have shown that as a person gets sick and loses weight, the vitamin D levels in their bodies increases.
The resulting higher level of vitamin D protects the body against a wide variety of diseases.

Higher BMI decreased response to 700 IU vitamin D – RCT 2008 has the following chart

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Increased vitamin D-binding protein and decreased free 25(OH)D in obese women of reproductive age

European Journal of Nutrition, April 2013; 320 vs 266; How does this relate to the lower vitamin D levels in the women?

TedMed: Investigation: insulin resistance ==> Obesity June 2013

His TedMed Talk
http://eatingacademy.com/ and Nutrition Science Initiative

Mexico takes title of "most obese" from America CBS News July 2013

About 70 % of Mexican adults are overweight, a third of them very much so.
Childhood obesity tripled in a decade and about a third of teenagers are fat as well.
Experts say four of every five of those heavy kids will remain so their entire lives.

One in Five American Deaths Associated with Obesity in 2006 Mercola, Dec 2013

2006 study with BMI > 25; Percent of Deaths associated with being overweight
Black women: 27 %    White women: 22 %    White men: 16 %    Black men: 5 %
Vitamin D along with Vitamin K are listed as possible solutions for reducing weight

Should we stop calling obesity a disease? Cracking Health Care Costs, Feb 2014

The ‘disease’ designation becomes a prescription for inaction,’ from US News Magazine story on the AMA announcement

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade New York Times, Feb 2014

Possible reasons spectulated: fewer calories, more breast feeding, more exercise,
Obese child:now on average 1 in 12, blacks 1 in 9,, Hispanics 1 in 6
Rebuttal March 2014
It was such a small study - statistics are such that there could have been even an INCREASE in obesity durinf that time

BMI - what is wrong with it NY Times April 2014

Invented in early 1800's
Never meant to be a measure for individuals
Currently 18.5 = underweight; 18.5 and 24.9 = normal; 25 to 29.9 = overweight; >30 = obese.
Grade 1 =30 - 34.9; Grade 2= 35 - 39.9; Grade 3 > 40
At best, though, B.M.I. is a crude measure that actually misses more than half of people with excess body fat,
It measures total body weight, not just fat. When Arnold Schwarzenegger was Mr. Universe, his B.M.I. was well in the obese range
Article mentions, and appears use the contents of a new book The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier Amaxon March 2014

Stigma of obesity - a major barrier to overcome

2014 PDF attached at the bottom of this page
Author has written many excellent Vitmin D items
Vitamin D: what clinicians need to know - Aug 2012
Vitamin D: Everything You Need to Know - book Aug 2012


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Health Problems and D

  # of studies as of 8/30/14