Many young south Asian women in UK lack vitamin D, study findsBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39132.351516.DB (Published 22 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:389
- Roger Dobson
A quarter of young south Asian women living in Britain who were tested for vitamin D may have what are described as strikingly low concentrations, a new study concludes.
Such women have a level of deficiency that puts them at higher risk of developing osteomalacia, says the study (Bone 2007;40:200-4).
“Our data confirm a high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among young UK South Asian women. A significant proportion—approximately one quarter—had marked deficiency,” the authors wrote. “Public health measures to increase levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25-(OH)D] are urgently required. In addition to preventing osteomalacia …