Dr. Zeev Harel, a pediatrician specialist
on adolescent medicine at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, R.I.,
authored the study on the association between teen obesity and their lack of
vitamin D. The study was published in
the May issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health. That is, low levels of vitamin D are common
among obese adolescents, and might need to buy Lorcaserin online for weight-loss purposes.
“It is possible that the association
between obesity and low vitamin D status is indirect, arising from obese
individuals having fewer outdoor activities than lean individuals and,
therefore, less exposure to sun,” the researchers highlighted. “Likewise,
it is also possible that obese individuals do not consume enough foods that
contain vitamin D.”
The study involved 68 obese adolescents and
results show that 100 percent of the girls have low vitamin D levels 72
percent deficient and 28 percent insufficient; on the other hand 91 percent of
the boys have low vitamin D 69 percent deficient and 22 percent insufficient.
The obese teens with low vitamin D
underwent a treatment using Canada drugs. And, their vitamin D levels were measured
again, though results show increase but only 28 percent reached the normal
level, which means 72 percent even with treatment did not attain normal vitamin
Study researchers suggested that poor
response to vitamin D treatment could be caused by the fast vitamin D seizure
by the participants body fats.
“The prevalence of low vitamin D
status among obese adolescents in this study is greater than previously
reported for this age group,” according to Dr. Harel.
Researchers recommend for a rigorous
monitoring on the vitamin D levels among obese teens; and, to conduct a further
research in order to identify whether normal vitamin D level could boost their
immune system to get rid of health risks brought by their abnormal weight, and
eventually avoid going to Canadian pharmacy for medication.
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