Daily vitamin D-3 intake helps cholesterol, reduces fat mass in obese

02/27/2012 | NutraIngredients

Overweight and obese women who took daily supplements of vitamin D-3 for 12 weeks showed significant reductions in fat mass and increased levels of "good" HDL cholesterol, compared with a decrease in those who took a placebo, a study found. Low-density lipoprotein levels showed similar results in both groups, but the "bad" LDL cholesterol in the vitamin D group appeared to be "less atherogenic" than that in the placebo group, researchers reported in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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