Decrease in Vitamin D Status in the Greenlandic Adult Population from 1987–2010

  title={Decrease in Vitamin D Status in the Greenlandic Adult Population from 1987–2010},
  author={Nina Odgaard Nielsen and Marit Eika J\orgensen and Henrik Friis and Mads Melbye and Bolette Soborg and Charlotte Jeppesen and Marika Lundqvist and Arieh Sierra Cohen and David Michael Hougaard and Peter Bjerregaard},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Low vitamin D status may be pronounced in Arctic populations due to limited sun exposure and decreasing intake of traditional food. OBJECTIVE To investigate serum 25(OH)D3 as a measure of vitamin D status among adult Inuit in Greenland, predictors of low serum 25(OH)D3 concentrations and the trend from 1987 to 2005-2010. DESIGN A total of 2877 randomly selected Inuit (≥ 18 years) from the Inuit Health in Transition study were included. A sub-sample (n = 330) donated a blood… CONTINUE READING
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