Tall, heavier athletes may need more vitamin D

There is a link between higher levels of body fat and lower levels of vitamin D in non-athletes, and doctors wanted to see if the same would hold true for athletes with higher fat levels. In the study, doctors measured circulating levels of vitamin D in 42 college athletes active in a variety of intercollegiate sports.

There was a link between lower circulating levels of vitamin D and being taller, heavier, or having larger body mass or fat mass, in both men and women, suggesting large athletes need more vitamin D.

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