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Dealing with vitamin deficiency

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by NADEEM BADSHAH SUNLIGHT AND SUPPLEMENTS BEST WAYS TO PREVENT RICKETS AND OSTEOPOROSIS BRITISH Asians are being urged to make the most of the sunny weather as many in the community suffer from a lack of vitamin D. “Urgent action” is needed to advise the Asian community to take vitamin D sup­plements in order to prevent diseases like rickets, experts have said. It comes as activists criticised NHS proposals to reduce prescriptions of vita­min D doses in a bid to slash costs. People of south Asian origin are at higher risk of conditions like rickets and osteoporosis, which leads to softer…

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