Effect of physical activity and sun exposure on vitamin D status of Saudi children and adolescents

@inproceedings{AlOthman2012EffectOP,
  title={Effect of physical activity and sun exposure on vitamin D status of Saudi children and adolescents},
  author={Abdulaziz M. Al-Othman and Sara Al-Musharaf and Nasser M Al-Daghri and Soundararajan Krishnaswamy and Deqa S. Yusuf and Khalid Mohammed Alkharfy and Yousef M. Al-Saleh and Omar Salem Al-Attas and Majed Saleh Alokail and Osama A. Moharram and Shaun Sabico and George P. Chrousos},
  booktitle={BMC pediatrics},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence suggests an increased prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the Middle East. In this context, we aimed to determine whether the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is related to degree of physical activity and sun exposure among apparently healthy Saudi children and adolescents, a little studied population. METHODS A total of 331 Saudi children aged 6-17 years (153 boys and 178 girls) were included in this cross sectional study. Levels of physical activity and… CONTINUE READING
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