alexa Decreased bioavailability of vitamin D in obesity.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Author(s): Wortsman J, Matsuoka LY, Chen TC, Lu Z, Holick MF

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with vitamin D insufficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism. OBJECTIVE: This study assessed whether obesity alters the cutaneous production of vitamin D(3) (cholecalciferol) or the intestinal absorption of vitamin D(2) (ergocalciferol). DESIGN: Healthy, white, obese [body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2)) > or = 30] and matched lean control subjects (BMI This article was published in Am J Clin Nutr and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

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