Vitamin D deficiency is endemic in Middle Eastern sportsmen.

@article{Hamilton2010VitaminDD,
  title={Vitamin D deficiency is endemic in Middle Eastern sportsmen.},
  author={Bruce H Hamilton and Justin R Grantham and Sebastien Racinais and Hakim Chalabi},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={
          1528-34
        }
}
OBJECTIVE While vitamin D deficiency is well recognized in Middle Eastern women as a result of cultural norms of remaining covered, Middle Eastern men are an under-reported group. Vitamin D is now known to have multiple effects, including an impact on muscle function, thereby increasing the relevance for sportsmen. The aim of the present study was to evaluate serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels in young male Middle Eastern athletes. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Qatar… CONTINUE READING

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