Low-fat diets and vegetarian diets can help protect your body from vitamin D deficiencies, according to new research from the University of Michigan.
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that the diet low in saturated fat may be better for your health than a low-carb diet.
Researchers analyzed the diet records of more than 5,000 men who participated in a health-conscious, low-fat diet and a low carb diet, and found that men who followed the low-saturated fat diet had lower levels of vitamin D. The researchers also found that participants who followed a vegetarian diet had slightly lower levels.
They suggest that a vegan diet could help protect people against vitamin d deficiencies.
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone loss, heart disease and other health problems.
Researchers believe that the lower levels in the low fat diet group may help prevent those diseases.
The new study found that people who ate a diet that included more saturated fats, such as olive oil, could help lower their levels of serum vitamin D, which is needed for bone health.
Vitamin A and B-12 also appear to be affected, researchers found.
It’s possible that the vegan diet helps protect people from vitamin A and vitamin B- 12 deficiencies, the researchers said.