Dealing with vitamin deficiency
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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