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Diabetes, Vitamin D Deficiency linked in Emiratis

The unprecedentedly high prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among Emiratis may be linked to a genetic inability to metabolize Vitamin D properly, research at Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa University has indicated. “Th

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High vitamin D levels linked to lower cholesterol in children

There is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. Children whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D level

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90pc in Bahrain ‘run risk of Vitamin D deficiency’

More than 90 per cent of Bahrain's population is at risk from bone complications because they are not getting enough Vitamin D, a report said. Despite almost year-round sunshine, a major source of Vitamin D, an alarming new st

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Veiled women face bigger Vitamin D deficiency risk

Women who wear traditional Islamic dress in the region should expose themselves to sunlight at least twice a week for health reasons, mainly to tackle Vitamin D deficiency issues, according to a health expert. Jordanian endocrinol

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Study questions whether vitamin D checks disease

Researchers cast doubt on the prevailing wisdom that vitamin D supplements can prevent conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, saying on Friday low vitamin D may be a consequence, not a cause, of ill health. The findin

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Vitamin D deficiency focus for summit

The finding that 78 per cent of the UAE population suffer from Vitamin D deficiency, which is essential for good bone health, despite the abundance of sunshine, will be highlighted at an upcoming summit in Dubai. The eighth Middle East Ort

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