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New research shows Vitamin D insufficiency is linked to increased body fat, decreased muscle strength—and a range of disorders.
The study by Dr. Richard Kremer, co-director of the Musculoskeletal Axis of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, and co-investigator Dr. Vincente Gilsanz, head of musculoskeletal imaging at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles of the University of Southern California, is the first to show a clear link between Vitamin D levels and the accumulation of fat in muscle tissue—a factor in muscle strength and overall health.
Scientists already knew that Vitamin D is essential for muscle strength, according to a McGill University Health Centre
press release, and studies in the elderly have showed bedridden patients quickly gain strength when given Vitamin D.
"Because[Vitamin D] it is linked to increased body fat, it may affect