A vitamin D deficiency is linked to many diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. And around 40% of Americans lack enough of it. But it can also be linked to obesity. A large amount of belly fat could mean you have a vitamin D deficiency. Researchers urge people who have a lot of belly fat to get their levels checked. Then those people should get more sunlight and include vitamin-D-rich foods such as mushrooms and fortified foods in their diets.
- A large amount of fat around the belly can indicate a vitamin D deficiency.
- To prevent poor health, anyone with a large amount of belly fat should have their vitamin D levels checked.
- To increase vitamin D, we can get outside in the sunlight more and eat more foods rich in vitamin D.
“Not only is vitamin D essential for bone health, but a lack of it can lead to a number of health problems, including diabetes, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases, and even cancer.”