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Adding Calcium and Vitamin D does not consistently reduce obesity – May 2012

Calcium and vitamin D in obesity.

Nutr Res Rev. 2012 May 16:1-12.
Song Q, Sergeev IN.
Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA.

New and more effective nutritional measures are urgently needed for the prevention of obesity.
The role of Ca and vitamin D in obesity has been recently implicated.

Low Ca intake and low vitamin D status have been linked with an increased risk of obesity in epidemiological studies;
however, clinical intervention trials designed to test this association have produced controversial results.

The suggested anti-obesity mechanisms of Ca and vitamin D include the regulation of adipocyte death (apoptosis), adipogenesis and lipid metabolism.
Dietary Ca has been also shown to increase faecal fat excretion.
The potential role of Ca and vitamin D in shifting energy balance towards a more negative state is an area of considerable interest.
Ultimately, a review of recent research findings does not allow the reaching of a definitive conclusion that increasing Ca intake and rising vitamin D status will influence fat mass and body weight or decrease the risk of obesity and overweight.

PMID: 22588363
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Previous studies have shown that about 30% of women lose weight with enough Vitamin D is given with Calcium.
Wonder if this study had a similar result.
Wonder about weight loss association with Magnesium and Iodine as well RTF file

See also VitaminDWiki

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