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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

Find out more information on deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.

Animal study: New interaction discovered between vitamin D, fat tissue, and inflammation

In a new study published in Endocrinology, researchers have found that vitamin D impacts obesity-related inflammation in fat tissues.

Obesity is a condition associated with a highly inflammatory state in adipose, or fat, tissue. As a person gains weight, there is an increase in the amount of and size of adipocytes, or fat cells. This increase in cell number and size prevents adequate oxygen from reaching all of the cells, which eventually leads to cell death.

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  About: Jeff Nicklas

Jeff Nicklas was a staff member for the Vitamin D Council from October 2013 to January 2015. He is now pursuing his passion for public health through graduate studies.