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Indians are Vitamin D Deficient

  By Renita Tisha Pinto  posted Mar 8th 2013 at 2:08PM IN | Avg Rating
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Indians are Vitamin D Deficient

Unlike many countries, India blessed is blessed with plenty of sunlight and it won’t be an overstatement to say that most part of the country get their temperature touching to 43-45º Celsius. 

 

In spite of this, you will be surprised to know that people in Indians are deficient in Vitamin D. Surprising? Yes, indeed. 

 

The above report comes to light after the survey done by The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). 

 

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “The prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency is in the range of 10 percent to 90 percent across all age groups.”

 

Getting sufficient amount of vitamin D depends on multiple factors like duration and time of exposure to sunlight, latitude, atmospheric pollution and skin pigmentation.

 

Vitamin D deficiency may also be associated with low bone mineral density, leading to weaker bones and fracture risk.

 

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