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.
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 2021, 13(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.