New research, published in the journal of the American College of Nutrition, reveals that there is a correlation between body weight and intake of vitamins and minerals.
Lack of vitamin and minerals can foster the accumulation of excess weight.
The study, which lasted 7 years, participated 18000 adults of different body weights. Some of them were obese, some malnourished, and most healthy weight. They are fill in a questionnaire that includes questions about their overall lifestyle.
When the researchers measured the proportion of minerals and vitamins in the body, they came to some startling results. Obese people are more likely to suffer from a lack of vitamin A, C and magnesium.
Also, obese people are usually not consumed the recommended daily intake of calcium, vitamin D and vitamin E.
Scientists believe that people with excessive body mass index, just do not eat a balanced and healthy diet, and this is the main cause of lack of vitamins and minerals in the body, and inadequate intake of vitamins and minerals promotes the accumulation of fat, so obese people then easily trapped in a vicious circle from which difficult to come out.
Vitamin D plays an important role in the release of leptin, a hormone that controls appetite and fat storage in the body. Lack of vitamin D also promotes the accumulation of excess weight.
Experts point out that about 40% of the world population, irrespective of age and body weight, do not get enough vitamin A, C, D, E, calcium and magnesium.
If you are unsure of whether to enter enough vitamins and minerals, be sure to consult a physician.