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Lost 19 lbs more if add vitamin D to calorie restriction and walking program– July 2018

Obese lost 3X more weight with Vitamin D - July 2018 = alternate title for this page
$10 of Vitamin resulted in 19 lbs more weight loss

Beneficial Effects of Vitamin D on Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, Abdominal Subcutaneous Fat Thickness, and Weight Loss in Refractory Obesity

Clinical Diabetes 2018 Jul; 36(3): 217-225. https://doi.org/10.2337/cd17-0099
Amr Shaaban Hanafy1 Dr_amr_hanafy at yahoo.com and Hany Ahmed Elkatawy2


All had previously been unsuccessful at losing weight
Initial weight = 98.6 kg (217 lbs)
Initial BMI =37 kg/m2
Patients with less than 30 ng level of vitamin D got 100,000 IU every two weeks
Two groups of about 100 people
12 weeks – concurrent Vitamin D supplementation and diet/exercise
All patients had a diet and walking program adjusted to their bodies

  • 500-kcal deficit diet
  • walking for 30 minutes 5 days/week with heart rate @ 40–54% of maximum
weight loss
weight loss
Vitamin D
Vitamin D
Vitamin D11.7 kg 26 lbs 18 ng 35 ng
No added vitamin D3.1kg 7 lbs > 30 ng

Comment by the founder of VitaminDWiki

  • Probably would have had much more weight loss if had repleted Vitamin D BEFORE the diet and exercise portion of the program.
  • The Vitamin D would have been virtually useless in the first month or two of this 3-month program
  • Repletion can take 8-12 weeks if given bi-weekly (1,200,000 = 12 week X 100,000 IU)
  • Repletion <2 weeks if given all within a single week (e.g. 170,000 daily)

See also VitaminDWiki

Items in both categories Obesity and Omega-3 are listed here:

Overview Obesity and Vitamin D contains the following summary

Obese need more Vitamin D

  • Normal weight     Obese     (50 ng = 125 nanomole)

Click here for 2014 study

Obesity is associated with low Vitamin D (and treated by D as well) – Aug 2019 has the following
Fast weight loss by Obese Adults: Summary of the data as of Sept 2019
1) 50,000 IU Vitamin D weekly for at least 6 months
   If gut problems, should use a gut-friendly form of vitamin D
2) Add calorie restriction diet and light exercise after ~2 months*
   * Vitamin D levels must be above 30ng/ml to help with weight loss
   * Start losing weight 2 months sooner if take a 50,000 IU daily for a week
3) More weight loss if also add Magnesium or cofactors
   30% Improved Vitamin D response with Magnesium - a Vitamin D Cofactor
   Note: Magnesium reduces weight loss by itself as well
   20% improved vitamin D response if also add Omega-3 a Vitamin D Cofactor
  Note: Omega-3 reduces weight loss by itself as well
4) More weight loss if also improve activation of Vitamin D Receptor
   Vitamin D Receptor activator: 0-30% improved Vitamin D response
   Obesity 1.5 X more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor – meta-analysis Nov 2019
Update Dec 2019 - Dr. Greger plant-based eating (not diet) for both weight loss and health.
  His book does not mention Vitamin D nor Adenovirus

IN BRIEF This study explored the impact of correcting vitamin D deficiency on blood pressure, metabolic status, and weight loss in patients with fatigue and obesity refractory to conventional interventions such as diet, exercise, behavioral modification, and pharmacotherapy. Correction of vitamin D deficiency in such patients was found to be significantly associated with weight reduction and improved insulin sensitivity.

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