Can vitamin D levels be determined by genes?

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Can vitamin D levels be determined by genes?

Certain genetic variations increase the risk of having a lower level of vitamin D. This is the finding of a PhD project from Denmark, which has examined the effect of eating vitamin D fortified foods or receiving artificial UVB irradiation during the winter months. The fortified diet and artificial sunlight had less of an effect on vitamin D statusSee Original Article

Food and Emotions: 90 percent overlook key to weight loss, survey finds

The results of a national survey about weight loss barriers finds 90 percent of respondents discounted one of the most important factors — your mind. A neuropsychologist says the most crucial factor is your psychological relationship with food and exercise, yet the majority (60 percent) listed diet and exercise to be the biggest barriers of weightSee Original Article

Low energy sweeteners help reduce energy intake and body weight, evidence shows

Use of low energy sweeteners (LES) in place of sugar, in children and adults, leads to reduced calorie intake and body weight – and possibly also when comparing LES beverages to water — according to a new review.
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Research shows benefits, danger of ultraman competition

The endurance competition called the Ultraman can lead to large reductions in body fat, but also causes temporary muscle damage and potentially insulin resistance, new research confirms.
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