Body fat content and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in healthy women.

  title={Body fat content and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in healthy women.},
  author={Sonia Arunabh and Simcha Pollack and James K. Yeh and John F Aloia},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={88 1},
Obesity is associated with alterations in the vitamin D endocrine system. Lower levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) in morbidly obese individuals may be secondary to an alteration in tissue distribution resulting from an increase in adipose mass. Therefore, morbidly obese individuals are expected to need higher doses of vitamin D supplementation than the general population. However, it is still unknown whether adiposity (or percentage body fat) should be taken into consideration while… CONTINUE READING
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