Vitamin D and Metabolic Syndrome
There has been much interest lately in metabolic syndrome, a pre-cursor condition for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Obesity is often a main factor in the onset of this syndrome. While weight loss is an obvious way to address metabolic syndrome, researchers have been interested in the potential role that vitamin D could play. A recent study published in Frontiers of Physiology examined the impact of vitamin D on mice, and discovered that a deficiency disturbed gut bacteria, which in turn can contribute to metabolic syndrome. Obviously, these findings need to be confirmed in humans, but the authors recommend that keeping vitamin D levels high is valid prevention strategy.
Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” is difficult to obtain in the winter, so we have several vitamin D supplementation options available for you.