Time to get outside and get some sun! Studies have shown that people who struggle with obesity usually have a vitamin D deficiency. A vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. When the body absorbs enough vitamin D, along with sunlight and calcium, it helps the assimilation of food progress properly as well as regulating blood sugar levels. When there is a deficiency the body will produce synthase, an enzyme that converts calories into fat. The increase in synthase can go as high as 500 percent, which links vitamin D deficiency and obesity.
Check out your levels of vitamin D. If you have a deficiency, simply getting enough sun or taking supplements will help keep your levels up!
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