Vitamin D deficiency is connected to obesity and abdominal fat. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was more elevated in obese subjects."
Vitamin D modulates leptin, "which controls hunger signals and fat storage in the body," and "uncontrolled hunger cues could lead to increased intake and ultimately weight gain."
Because vitamin D comes from the sun, the general public is more deficient, particularly in winter.
This B vitamin is essential for fat metabolism, therefore a shortage may increase midsection fat buildup."
Eggs, low-fat dairy, and salmon are rich sources of vitamin B12. Fortified grains include vitamin B12.
Those who are plant-based or do not eat animal products should consider supplementing with either B12 or a B-complex to prevent deficiency.
Experts also called vitamin A "essential in fat metabolism."
Obesity increases vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A-deficient diets are likely to blame.
Leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach, and broccoli, orange and yellow vegetables like sweet potato, carrots, and squash, and eggs and dairy products are vitamin A-rich.
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