Is a vitamin D deficiency making kids...

Is a vitamin D deficiency making kids fat?

There are 12 comments on the story from Jan 12, 2011, titled Is a vitamin D deficiency making kids fat?. In it, reports that:

A new research study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition [1] looked at the association between vitamin D levels and adiposity in children. As well, find out what type of Vitamin D supplement is better for restoring a D vitamin deficiency--Vitamin D2 or Vitamin D3?

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Fort White, FL

#1 Jan 12, 2011
The problem has already been identified as weight gain by the Pharmacutical mind drugs.

Fort White, FL

#2 Jan 12, 2011
*Doctors see kids on psych drugs quickly become obese

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CHICAGO (AP)— Children on widely used psychiatric drugs can quickly gain an alarming amount of weight; many pack on nearly 20 pounds and become obese within just 11 weeks, a study found.
"Sometimes this stuff just happens like an explosion. You can actually see them grow between appointments," said Dr. Christopher Varley, a psychiatrist with Seattle Children's Hospital who called the study "sobering."

Fort White, FL

#4 Jan 12, 2011
[Psychotropic drugs induced weight gain: a review of the literature concerning epidemiological data, mechanisms and management]

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Weight gain is associated with the use of many psychotropic medications, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotic drugs, and may have serious long term consequences: it can increase health risks, specifically from overweight (BMI = 25-29.9 kg/m2) to obesity (BMI > or =30 kg/m2), according to Body Mass Index (BMI), and the morbidity associated therewith in a substantial part of patients (hypertension, coronary heart desease, ischemic stroke, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, respiratory problems, osteoarthritis, cancer); according to patients, psychosocial consequences such as a sense of demoralization, physical discomfort and being the target of substantial social stigma are so intolerable that they may discontinue the treatment even if it is effective.


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Count Iblis

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#11 Jan 18, 2011
No stupid

Cambridge, MA

#12 Jan 19, 2011
Too much food is!

Kyle, TX

#13 Jul 13, 2011
I'm not sure about obesity, but other studies of vitamin D continue to show the power of it's raw potential. For instance, the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics reports non-ambulatory children may be deficient in vitamin D and should be evaluated prior to any bone surgery. However, experts warn that children should not take vitamin D supplements without their pediatrician’s recommendation since it can interfere with, or be adversely affected by, other medications. For more information about vitamin D needs for children with cerebral palsy, please read

Belgrade, Serbia

#16 Aug 1, 2011
Strong bone tissues. Vitamin D the same as calcium mineral is actually essential for the purpose of bone tissue formation together with bone progress. Furthermore, it will help with transportation of calcium out of the smaller digestive system in to the blood stream.

Immune system. Vitamin D is without a doubt found to assist increase your immune system as well as improve battle typical bacterial infections like colds and flu virus which can be typical in the wintertime. Additionally, it assists prevent periodontal ailment.

The heart well being. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to high blood pressure levels along with coronary heart collapse.

Individuals who will be fifty yr old need to get around IU per 24-hour interval ( advisable by U . s . academy. 51 ~ seventy one years old -- four hundred Inter. Units every day and furthermore 70 years old really should use 600 Units per day. In grown-ups if you are at an unhealthy weight, dark skinned, are living inside the n . latitude maybe in the smoggy region well then you must use two thousand International Units per day.

Suppliers of Vitamin D

Sunshine. almost a dozen - about 15 minutes subjection to sunshine, 2 times during a weeks time with out sun screen lotion are able to provide satisfactory quantities of vitamin D. Throughout the winter season it is actually tough to have the total amount of the vitamin using sun rays.

Suntanning beds. Ultra violet rays right from those gadgets can easily supply vitamin D, nevertheless this tanning contributes to excessive risk of melanoma. It causes them to be a choice which females ought to not look at

Healthy ingredients Quite a few ingredients include pretty small levels of vitamin D, except for omega-3 fatty acid. A great fish-oil can be important oil which has ample quantity of vitamin D. This oil is actually really beneficial to manage colds in children through the cold winter months.
Bill Lauer

Atlanta, GA

#17 Sep 6, 2011
Tip of the iceberg. Vitamin D is fundamental to our health. It's not a panacea in the sense that it can cure anything it comes in contact with, but it supports immune function in a systemic way that is really the next best thing. . Not in isolation, of course...

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#18 Sep 6, 2011
nah its probably just food.

Since: Oct 11

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#19 Oct 8, 2011
Dont forget Vitamin B-6. Also one of the essential vitamins for awesome health. . And to round things out, Vitamin E. Also make sure you get your amino acids.
Sarah Hill

Phoenix, AZ

#20 Oct 28, 2011
I take vitamin d supplements and I go get sun every single day for about 20 minutes. Here are the supplements I take: .

I haven't had low vitamin D levels since I started doing this and taking those.

Clarks Summit, PA

#21 Jan 20, 2012
I think more studies should be made to further explore how vitamin D can really affect a child.

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