Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in adults in the coastal regions of Odisha , India

@inproceedings{Rattan2016PrevalenceOV,
  title={Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in adults in the coastal regions of Odisha , India},
  author={Roma Rattan and Duryodhan Sahoo and Srikrushna Mahapatra},
  year={2016}
}
Background and objectives: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin belonging to secosteriods. It is responsible for intestinal absorption and bioavailibity of calcium and phosphorus.Synthesisof vitamin D in response to ultraviolet rays in skin depends on latitude, atmospheric pollution, clothing, skin pigmentation, sunscreen usage, duration and time of exposure to sunlight. Deficiency causes rickets, defective bone mineralization, osteomalacia and various non skeletal diseases such asrheumatoid… CONTINUE READING

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