As Per New Reports which reveals that more than half of Delhi-NCR population suffers from a deficiency of vitamin D which may lead to rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults. Around 88 percent of the Delhi-NCR population suffers from a deficiency of vitamin D, according to a recent study. Maximum number of people suffered from Vitamin D deficiency which causes chronic muscle pain, spasms, low energy levels, depression etc, according to a recent report
Dr H K Chopra, co-chairman of the ASSOCHAM Healthcare Council, said Vitamin D deficiency is defined as when 25-hydroxyvitamin D or 25(OH) D is less than 20 Nanogram/milliliter (ng/mL), insufficiency as between 20-29 ng/mL and sufficiency as 25 (OH) D more than 30 ng/mL.
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone mineralization, leading to bone softening diseases as rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults. Vitamin D deficiency can be easily corrected by supplementation or basic lifestyle changes.
Dr Chopra further noted that insufficiency or non-exposure to sunlight, staying in air-conditioned rooms for long hours during the day could be the prime reason behind the deficiency.
It is necessary to note that besides bone health, Vitamin D is equally important for heart, brain, immune function and much more. Some must-have foods high in Vitamin D are fish, beef liver, egg yolks.
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