Sunshine vitamain weighs in
Older women with low levels of vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin”, may be more likely to gain weight.
We know that older women need higher doses of vitamin D to keep their bones strong and prevent fractures, and in fact, most adults require vitamin D supplements to improve bone health.
These findings are from research conducted in Portland Oregon, but it’s generally agreed that most Australian women have low vitamin D levels as well.
The academics argue about vitamin D levels, but I feel that most are arguing about who actually pays for the testing to be done.
Why do we ignore the benefits of vitamin D supplements and continue to fund the adverse outcomes of Vitamin D deficiency.
(Journal of Women’s Health June 25th 2012)