In this medical video learn how vitamins and diet supplements, along with a healthy lifestyle, can help keep you fit.
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Jennifer Mathews: Dawn Jones for a balance between mind and body to get rid of unhealthy anxiety. It's a balance that includes these vitamin B supplements. Dawn Jones: I have noticed definite changes in my stress levels. My stress levels are very lower than they used to be. Jennifer Mathews: Well the B vitamins are known to lower stress, scientists have discovered a new benefit. Vitamins B6 and 12 may slow down that middle aged weight gain. The same goes for multivitamins and chromium. Jennifer Lovejoy: One of the things that chromium does and it perhaps some of the B vitamins do is help to stabilize your blood sugar so that you don't get the big fluctuations in insulin and may be have less hunger. Jennifer Mathews: The new study also finds the four supplements have the most benefit for people who are overweight or obese when they are 45 years old. That may be because they tend to have lower levels of these vitamins. Jennifer Lovejoy: It's hard to know which is coming first, is the deficiency causing the obesity or does the obesity and the associated poor eating habits actually cause the lower levels of the vitamins. Jennifer Mathews: Avoiding that extra weight is just another part of the balance Dawn wants for her body. Dawn Jones: Of course as we all age, it's the huge concern gaining weight. It gets harder and harder to keep the pounds off. Jennifer Mathews: Dawn says this new research simply gives her one more reason to take her vitamins. This is Jennifer Mathews reporting.
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