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Low Vitamin D May Lead to Metabolic Syndrome

Here’s more depressing vitamin D news. Writing in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, scientists have determined insufficient vitamin D is associated with a 31% prevalence of metabolic syndrome, compared to only 10% for people with higher levels. I got Dr. Fuhrman's thoughts on this vitamin D mess.

What nobody considers in the metabolic syndrome (and overeating) issue is my overall message and mantra and that is that low-nutrient eating in general creates metabolic derangements leading to discomforts relievable by overeating.

This I have labeled toxic hunger. Toxic hunger or food addition has at its basis, low micronutrient intake. We have an exciting study we just completed documenting the changing perception of hunger with high-nutrient density diet and it is compelling.

In related news, lack of vitamin D has been linked to depression, difficulty thinking, high blood pressure and back pain. Luckily, Dr. Fuhrman’s Osteo–Sun can help keep your Vitamin D level within ideal range.

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Sara - August 19, 2009 9:52 PM

That's not depressing because adequate vitamin D causes less metabolic syndrome and other diseases. An easy fix if you ask me.

Karen - August 21, 2009 7:35 PM

Certainly there has been much research lately on the effects of low Vitamin D - I actually wrote an article in April, 2009 "The Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic" which you may find interesting at http://metaboliciplan.com

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