78% of UAE citizens are suffering from vitamin «D» deficiency

vitamin «D» deficiency

A special scientific research among UAE citizens «funded by Zayed University», conducted by Doctor at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Khalifa University, Dr. Habiba Al-Saffar, and associate professor in the College of literature and sustainability Sciences at Zayed University, Dr. Fatima Anote, revealed that about 78% of citizens are suffering from vitamin «D» deficiency.

In detail, according to Fatima Anote, that vitamin «D» deficiency makes a person susceptible to chronic diseases, noting that depression and diabetes mellitus and osteoporosis have dominated the health map in the UAE, and recent studies have shown that vitamin «D» deficiency is one of the secrets behind these diseases.

vitamin «D» deficiency

 

She explained that the lack of exposure to sunlight leads to a deficiency of vitamin «D», which exposes the patient to depression more than other categories, noting that she has implemented a study on two groups of young people are suffering from vitamin «D» deficiency, the first group was exposed to the sun daily with a certain rate for 12 weeks and the other group practiced its life routine, and the results showed that the first group has increased vitamin «D» with a rate ranged between 30 and 40%.

She noted that the genetic factor plays an important role in the growth rates of vitamin «D», pointing out that the genes for some people prevent their vitamin «D» increasing.

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