Vitamin D status of apparently healthy schoolgirls from two different socioeconomic strata in Delhi: relation to nutrition and lifestyle.

@article{Puri2008VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D status of apparently healthy schoolgirls from two different socioeconomic strata in Delhi: relation to nutrition and lifestyle.},
  author={Seema Puri and Raman Kumar Marwaha and Neha Agarwal and Nikhil Tandon and Rashmi Agarwal and Khushi Grewal and Devi Reddy H K Reddy and Satveer Singh},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={876-82}
}
Forty to fifty per cent of skeletal mass, accumulated during childhood and adolescence, is influenced by sunlight exposure, physical activity, lifestyle, endocrine status, nutrition and gender. In view of scarce data on association of nutrition and lifestyle with hypovitaminosis D in Indian children and adolescents, an in-depth study on 3,127 apparently healthy Delhi schoolgirls (6-18 years) from the lower (LSES, n 1,477) and upper socioeconomic strata (USES, n 1650) was carried out. These… CONTINUE READING

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