The experts came to the conclusion that vitamin D is important not only for the formation of bones, but also for the development of muscle fibers.

The new studies were published in the journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise that showed how Vitamin D helps to increase muscle mass. The scientists performed a study of 419 volunteer fromt the age from 20 to 76 years. They analyzed the physical status of the subjects, taking into account such factors as age, sex,body mass index, blood pressure, and levels of vitamin D in the blood.

The findings concluded that that the participants with the highest indicators of vitamin D were the ones with greater muscle mass and physical strength.

Conversely, Vitamin D deficiency leads to increased body fat, decreased muscle strength and other health problems. Dr. Richard Kremer, co-director of the Musculoskeletal Axis of the Research Institute of the MUHC, stated that "Vitamin D insufficiency is a risk factor for other diseases because it is linked to increased body fat, it may affect many different parts of the body. Abnormal levels of Vitamin D are associated with a whole spectrum of diseases, including cancer, osteoporosis and diabetes, as well as cardiovascular and autoimmune disorders."

Good sources of Vitamin D are Sardines, Eggs, Shiitake Mushrooms. 

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