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Vitamin D can lower weight, blood sugar via the brain, study finds

Vitamin D treatment acts in the brain to improve weight and blood glucose (sugar) control in obese rats, according to a new study. "Vitamin D deficiency occurs often in obese people and in patients with Type 2 diabetes, yet no one understands if it contributes to these diseases," said the study's principal investigator. A region of the brain called the hypothalamus controls both weight and glucose, and has vitamin D receptors there.
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