I've been looking but I can't find anything via The Oracle (Google).
Does D-3 play any role in energy metabolism? Would D-3 status have any effect on liver or on the body's ability to cope with carbohydrate?
The higher the carb-intake of societies the more equatorial they are and therefore naturally the more sun they get. Is there something functional here?
asked byJust_Mike (250)
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on February 02, 2012
at 01:13 AM
Since Vitamin D helps with insulin sensitivity, it makes some sense to me in theory that we would be able to tolerate more carbs the closer to the equator we lived (or by having an equally high D level.)
However, in practice I'm not sure if this is true. My last D level was 91 ng/ml and I feel best when my carbs are 50-80 gm/day, FWIW.
on February 01, 2012
at 11:20 PM
I've seen some studies indicating that it might help with weight loss. Correlation though, not necessarily causation. Essentially along the lines of "everyone with sufficient D levels didn't gain weight, some people with low D levels gained weight". Nothing more firm than that, and it doesn't directly relate to carbs. The theories on it seem to be based around Vitamin D possibly downregulating the creation of new fat cells. I don't recall seeing anything saying Vitamin D boosts metabolism.