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VITAMIN D EFFECTS ON WEIGHT REDUCTION, CRAVINGS AND DIABETES IN GLOBESITY BOOTCAMP FOR THE OBESE

Vitamin D supplementation causes weight loss of up to 12.3 lbs (5.6 kg) in 2 years. Vitamin D status is inversely associated with total body fat percentage, BMI, waist circumference, and skinfolds. 
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased cravings for fatty foods. Vitamin D decreases cravings by increasing the ratio of healthy to unhealthy gut flora and protecting brain centers sensitive to serotonin and dopamine. 
Vitamin D deficiency decreases insulin secretion by 48%, disturbs glycemic control, and increases insulin resistance. Vitamin D supplementation improves the secretion of insulin from the pancreas.