Vitamin D and calcium status in urban children attending an ambulatory clinic service in the United Arab Emirates

@inproceedings{Rajah2012VitaminDA,
  title={Vitamin D and calcium status in urban children attending an ambulatory clinic service in the United Arab Emirates},
  author={Jaishen Rajah and Afrozul Haq and John M Pettifor},
  booktitle={Dermato-endocrinology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Maintaining a normal vitamin D status is important for both skeletal and extra-skeletal health. Recent data show that vitamin D deficiency is endemic in women residing in the Arabian Gulf and is common in pregnant women and their newborns. The purpose of this study was to establish the vitamin D and calcium status of children in an urban ambulatory pediatric clinic in Abu Dhabi to determine for the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in this cohort. METHODS Patients were recruited… CONTINUE READING

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