Dietary guidelines for calcium and vitamin D: The major cause of vitamin D deficiency is the lack of appreciation that sun exposure in moderation is the major source of vitamin D for most humans. There is also a strong association between deficiency in Vitamin D and an increased risk of developing several deadly cancers, including breast cancer.
Of the women, 21 wore western-type dress styles group 1 ; 80 wore dress styles covering the whole body but sparing the face and hands group 2 ; and 23 wore dress styles covering the whole body, including the face and hands group 3.
The major causes of low vitamin D levels seem to come from insufficient vitamin D supplementation, long-sleeved clothing, and limited outdoor lifestyle,[ 26 ] in addition to the use of sunscreen which we did not evaluate in this study as it is not usually used in our region due to the use of face veil and the usual avoidance of outdoor activity due to great humidity and hot weather.
Their results showed that 9. This ranges anywhere from wearing a simple head covering, to the burqa a form of "full hijab"which covers almost all exposed skin. All other vitamins can only be obtained from diet, but vitamin D can also be made in the body. Synthesis by the body is dependent on a step requiring sunlight, specifically ultraviolet UV light reaching the skin.
Covering the skin is one of a number of risk factors for vitamin D deficiency, and, indeed, in the UK in winter there is inadequate sunlight for vitamin D production.
Obesity also decreases the ability of the body to use vitamin D. It could be argued that today this can be combated with vitamin D supplementation combined with daily exposure to the sun in the privacy of ones backyard or some other location safe from the eyes of non-mahram men. This difference was statistically significant, suggesting that seasonal variation plays an important role in vitamin D status in the United Arab Emirates.
The mean BMI for all females was Non-numerical data were compared using the chi-square test. Advanced Search Abstract Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a pandemic.
Prevention of rickets and vitamin D deficiency in infants, children, and adolescents. This study was performed on vitamin D status specially on women. We can ensure that children have proper levels of vitamin D through careful sun exposure, eating foods rich in vitamin D such as fatty fish like salmon and tuna, eggs, beef, liver and fortified dairy products and cereals and taking supplements when necessary.
Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among healthy adolescents. The same finding was found with Malaysians who generally avoid being outdoor during the day as the weather can be very hot and humid.
Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among healthy adolescents. In another study including postmenopausal women in Tehran, the median level of serum vitamin D was If we extrapolate the findings of a recent European study, over 30m people in the UK are estimated to have vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency.
An estimate of the situation in Germany. Vitamin D D represents D2 or D3. At first glance, it seems that the major cause for these very low levels of vitamin D in Iranian women is the highly covered type of dressing in Iran, but this would not rationalize the low vitamin status in Iranian men 89.
This study shows a very high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in a sample of Iranian women, especially those in reproductive ages. However, he studied only children up to 5 years of age.
Those who were overweight accounted for A study was undertaken in Dearborn, Michigan, the most-concentrated Arab-American settlement in the United States to assess the relationship between Vitamin D levels and Islamic dress choice in migrant Arab-American Muslim women.
In addition, it is necessary to help parents make the correct dietary choices to improve vitamin D status of their children. In a study performed among males and females in Tehran inthe median level of vitamin D was Vitamin D deficiency occurs in countries where wearing of the niqab and burqa is prevalent, such as Saudi Arabia, but also in countries like Australia where sun exposure is reduced for other.
Vitamin D deficiency is common in Arab women. In a pilot study we investigated the effect of sun exposure at recommended levels on the vitamin D status of Arab women. This study offers evidence that vitamin D deficiency could be a major public health burden among young Emirati adults, mostly because of sun deprivation in a sun-blessed country.
This study included a random sample of females and 70 males tested for serum hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] status.
Vitamin D Deficiency and Possible Risk Factors Among Middle Eastern University Students in London, Ontario, Canada and women aged years who have immigrated to Canada for 5 years or less and attending !!!!!
Vitamin D Deficiency and Possible Risk Factors among Middle!!!!!. Vitamin D deficiency and sun avoidance among university students at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates D concentrations are attributed to behavior toward sun avoidance or exposure.
Emirati women and men usually cover most of the body for cultural and religious reasons; however, our data show that women tend to avoid the sun more. Vitamin D Status Among Women in Middle East Abdulrahman Al-Mohaimeed*, Nauman Zafar Khan, Zahid Naeem Ebtehal Al, Lack of exposure to the sunlight is among the foremost of the causes of vitamin D deficiency.
France, Greece, China, Finland and Canada. However, the Middle East (15°- 36°N) offers an inspiring but challenging.Download