Volume : IX, Issue : IX, September - 2019

Sunlight and vitamin D; A global perspective for health.

Sahana K. R, Priyanka. A, Geetha H

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Background: There has been renewed interest in vitamin D, since numerous recent studies have suggested that besides its well–established roles in bone metabolism and immunity, vitamin D status is inversely associated with the incidence of several diseases, e.g., cancers, cardio–vascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases. Objectives: Studies have shown high rates Vitamin D deficiency (25–hydroxyvitamin D) affects in India despite appreciable levels of sunlight. Public health strategies are needed to address high deficiency rates, including food fortification and nurture (increasing exposure to sunlight). Methods: Blood sampling among 1184 randomly selected citizens. Results: Amongst the selected citizens, 19.93% had 25 hydroxy Vitamin D deficiency, 60.81% had insufficiency and 19.25% had normal Vitamin D. Conclusions: Public health strategies are needed to address the public regarding the importance of Vitamin D deficiency, insufficiency and emphasizing the addition of the same in the diet.

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SUNLIGHT AND VITAMIN D; A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE FOR HEALTH., Sahana K.R, Priyanka.A, Geetha H INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-9 | September-2019


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