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Vitamin D status in apparently healthy adults in Kashmir Valley of Indian subcontinent ... - 0 views

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    Vitamin D status in apparently healthy adults in Kashmir Valley of Indian subcontinent.
    Zargar AH, Ahmad S, Masoodi SR, Wani AI, Bashir MI, Laway BA, Shah ZA.
    Postgrad Med J. 2007 Nov;83(985):713-6.
    PMID: 17989271
    doi:10.1136/pgmj.2007.059113

    Conclusions: In spite of abundant sunlight, healthy individuals in Kashmir valley are vitamin D deficient, particularly women. Serum 25 (OH) D concentrations are significantly related to sun exposure
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Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency in Brazilian Adolescents - 0 views

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    Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in Brazilian adolescents.
    Peters BS, dos Santos LC, Fisberg M, Wood RJ, Martini LA.
    Ann Nutr Metab. 2009;54(1):15-21. Epub 2009 Feb 5.
    PMID: 19194104
    DOI: 10.1159/000199454

    CONCLUSIONS: The present study suggests that even in a sunny climate like Brazil the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in adolescents is high. Most likely this is due to low intakes of vitamin D in this group. Due to the limited extent of natural dietary sources of vitamin D, a policy of vitamin D food fortification should be considered in the future, and in the meantime greater use of vitamin D supplements in this population group should be encouraged to provide the increased amounts of this essential nutrient for optimal health.
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