Weight Loss Plus Vitamin D Reduces Inflammation.
Chronic inflammation is known to contribute to the onset of several diseases, including cancer. Weight loss is known to help reduce inflammation levels in the body and thus reduce the risk of such diseases. Researchers have found that weight loss, when combined with vitamin D supplementation, has even a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than just weight reduction alone. Lead author Dr. Catherine Duggan writes, “Weight loss reduces inflammation, and thus represents another mechanism for reducing cancer risk. If ensuring that vitamin D levels are replete, or at an optimum level, can decrease inflammation over and above that of weight loss alone, that can be an important addition to the tools people can use to reduce their cancer risk.”
Cancer Prevention Research, July 2015