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Vitamin D deficiency

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Take those vitamin D supplements:

In a cross-sectional study involving 96 women aged 18 to 49 years who consulted their General Practitioner over a one period and wore concealing clothes [that block sunlight from reaching the skin – LG], results indicate a significantly high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. Hypovitaminosis D was defined at a threshold of 53 nmol/L or 75 nmol/L. 99% of the subjects showed hypovitaminosis D. Additionally, 82.5% of subjects showed vitamin D deficiency (threshold of 30 nmol/L). Thus, the results of this study suggest a high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in premenopausal women who wear concealing clothing.

“[Hypovitaminosis D among 18-to-49-years-old women wearing concealing clothes, an ignored reality in general practice], Belaid S, Martin A, et al, Presse Med, 2007 Nov 29 [Epub ahead of print]. (Address: Université Claude Bernard, F-69008 Lyon, France).

Written by Leisureguy

24 December 2007 at 9:34 am

Posted in Daily life, Health, Science

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