Studies show that a higher body mass index and body fat percentage are associated with lower blood levels of vitamin D.
Key dietary tips
Supplements alone will not help shed excess weight but overhauling your diet to ensure it is healthy and balanced is a robust strategy.
As the health body explains, to lose weight at a safe and sustainable rate of 0.5 to 1kg a week, most people are advised to reduce their energy intake by 600 calories a day.
For most men, this will mean consuming no more than 1,900 calories a day, and for most women, no more than 1,400 calories a day.