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Vitamin D Utilization May Improve Military Performance: A Mini-Review

@inproceedings{Abrishami2017VitaminDU,
  title={Vitamin D Utilization May Improve Military Performance: A Mini-Review},
  author={Ramin Abrishami and Farhad Najmeddin},
  year={2017}
}
Studies from different regions of the world show that vitamin D deficiency is a common problem across the globe, even in military personnel. Risk factors of this deficiency includes elderly and female population, higher geographical latitudes, winter season, darker skins, low sunlight exposure, diet, and lack of vitamin D supplementation /fortification, although the deficiency in areas with higher sun exposure also has been documented.  We reviewed some of the clinical trials and observations… Expand

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