Scientists from North Carolina State University have warned of the risk of obesity due to vitamin D deficiency in the body, writes Eat This Not That!
It is noted that a lack of one vitamin can disrupt metabolic balance by muscle growth and fat accumulation. “Vitamin D deficient zebrafish have both hypertrophy and hyperplasia — an increase in the size and number of fat cells,” said author Seth Kullman.
In addition, the fish were found to have exceeded levels of triglycerides and cholesterol, which is a sign of metabolic imbalance. They were on a diet lacking vitamin D.
As a result, it turned out that the test subjects had much more fat reserves. Moreover, they themselves were almost 50 percent smaller than fish from other groups.
Previously, the founder of Skingredients skin care brand Jennifer Rock said that a lack of vitamin D can lead not only to a deterioration in complexion, but also to skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. According to her, at least ten micrograms of vitamin D should be taken daily throughout the year. This is enough to maintain the required level in the body.