Why Indian women are more likely to have a Vitamin D deficiency

HindustanTimes
by Soma Das
7/4/2018

Indian women, especially those who belong to lower socio-economic groups, have a Vitamin D deficiency and are at risk of bone damage and diabetes, says a new study. 

...A 2017 study done by Touro University suggested that a large number of the world’s population suffers from Vitamin D deficiency because we’ve stopped spending time outdoors. Excessive use of sunscreens is only aggravating this condition.“People are spending less time outside and, when they do go out, they’re typically wearing sunscreen, which essentially nullifies the body’s ability to produce vitamin D,” said Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, assistant professor at Touro University and a researcher on this study.

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