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Weighty findings on Vitamin D

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Vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine drug, just keeps grabbing headlines for its role in promoting long-term health and fitness. Research now reported by the National Institutes of Health suggests that the vitamin that plays such an essential role in bone health may also keep aging women svelte.

A comprehensive five-year study of more than 4,500 women ages 65 and older found that those with inadequate D levels in their blood typically weighed about two pounds more than their peers with healthy levels of the bone-building vitamin. Who knew your daily supplement just might be nature’s diet pill?

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