Is Metabolic Syndrome a Vitamin D Deficiency?

The prevalence of hypovitaminosis D has risen in developed countries over the past few years in association with lifestyle changes and an increase in unhealthy habits.

Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in various diseases, including metabolic syndrome (MetS), which is clinically defined by a set of metabolic and vascular disorders.

Vitamin D Synthesis Pathways

While they were not able to conclude that vitamin D deficiency causes MetS, a group of Spanish researchers report that vitamin D supplements are effective in treating metabolic syndrome (MetS).

via Nutrients 202113(3), 830; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030830

It’s interesting to me how often dietary deficiency is the root cause of disease.

Whenever an ailment is new to our time, I blame the Standard American Diet. SAD indeed.

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