Subclinical vitamin D deficiency is increased in adolescent girls who wear concealing clothing.

@article{Hatun2005SubclinicalVD,
  title={Subclinical vitamin D deficiency is increased in adolescent girls who wear concealing clothing.},
  author={Ş{\"u}kr{\"u} Hatun and Omer Islam and Filiz Mine Çizmecioğlu and Bulent Kara and Kadir Gokhan Babaoglu and Fatma Berk and Ayşe Sevim G{\"o}kalp},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={
          218-22
        }
}
Vitamin D deficiency continues to be a worldwide problem, especially in developing countries. The aim of this study was to investigate potential risk factors for vitamin D deficiency. Girls (n = 89) aged 13 to 17 y were enrolled in the study. Study subjects were stratified into 3 groups: Group I included girls living in a suburban area; Group II girls lived in an urban area, and Group III girls lived in an urban area and wore concealing clothes for religious reasons. At the end of winter (in… CONTINUE READING
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