Do not ignore this ‘D’eficiency!


A recent study shows that eight out of 10 people have Vitamin D deficiency. It makes bones and muscles weak, and also affects other organs.

When 20-year-old Arthi (name changed) complained of lower back pain continuously, several doctors told her to start exercising and reduce weight. She followed their advice diligently but continued to be in pain...until tests revealed her Vitamin D levels. “Most patients with lower back pain have Vitamin D deficiency,” says Dr Kornad Kosygan, a senior orthopaedic surgeon in the city.

A five-year study by Metropolis Healthcare, with a focus group of people between 0 and 80 showed that eight out of 10 people have Vitamin D deficiency. Also, in a 2015-study in South India by the department of orthopaedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, found that only eight out of 160 people had adequate vitamin D......................Read more

 

Source: The New Indian Express


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