High incidence of vitamin D deficiency

A study conducted by the Department of Health Sciences at Qatar University (QU) has shown that 53.5% of Qatari females of college age are severely vitamin D deficient and 43.6% have insufficient levels of the vitamin. 

 Previous studies have shown that 68.8% of Qatari children aged 11-16 have insufficient levels of vitamin D, which can have an effect on skeletal and muscle development. Vitamin D deficiency is also related to diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, multiple sclerosis, rickets, osteoporosis, hypertension, certain cancers, depression and calcium deficiency. Of the students who participated in the QU study, 100% were also found to be calcium deficient.

source: Gulf Times

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