Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?Posted: Jan 21 in Clinical Nutrition Center News by Dr. Lazarus
Vitamin D plays an important role in bone health and also with regards to proper biochemical functioning of fat tissue. Did you know that one of the most common causes of low vitamin D is excess weight? It is now recommended that individuals with excess weight be screened for low vitamin D levels.
Low vitamin D levels often have no signs or symptoms. However, vitamin D deficiency can lead to reduced bone density, reduced blood calcium, elevated parathyroid hormone levels, increased risk of falls and fractures. Some studies have also found vitamin D helpful in weight loss for individuals with vitamin D deficiency.
We are happy to screen you for low Vitamin D levels, and can offer nutritional strategies (and/or supplements) to help you achieve a normal Vitamin D level.
Don’t let a low vitamin D level contribute to health problems. If you’d like to be tested, just let us know when you are next in.