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Child Obesity and Vitamin D - many studies

The amount of vitamin D needed is a function of weight
Obese (adults, youths. children) need 3X more Vitamin D
Non-daily is better than daily,
Vitamin D turbo-charges many weight-loss regimes (fewer calories, more exercise, and perhaps fasting)
Takes ~3 months for Vitamin D levels to be beneficial if not start with a loading dose
Magnesium and Omega-3 help a lot

VitaminDWiki - 29 studies in both categories Infant-Child and Obesity

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VitaminDWiki - 24 studies in both categories Youth and Obesity

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VitaminDWiki - Overview Obesity and Vitamin D contains

>2X larger doses of Vitamin D is needed by obese

  • Normal weight     Obese     (50 ng = 125 nanomole)

VitaminDWiki - Obesity is associated with low Vitamin D (and treated by D as well) – Aug 2019 contains

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

VitaminDWiki - 24 studies in both categories Non-daily Vitamin D and Obesity

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New guidelines on peds obesity call for aggressive treatment - Jan 2023

"The 2023 guidelines recommend that pediatricians offer anyone aged 12 years and older with obesity – defined as a body mass index (BMI) at the 95th percentile or higher – the option of receiving weight-loss medications in addition to ongoing support for lifestyle modifications, such as exercising more and eating healthier foods."

"The same approach holds for bariatric surgery once children reach age 13, and AAP stressed that no physician should ever stigmatize children or imply that they are to blame for their weight."

No mention of Vitamin D