More Than 80 Pct of Healthy Indians Are Vitamin D Deficient
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More Than 80 Pct of Healthy Indians Are Vitamin D Deficient

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 13:10 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: We might live in a country full of sunshine but Indians are still deprived of the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D – which is wrongly called so – is a pro-hormone that influences the expression of more than 200 genes in human body. Nearly every tissue in the human body has receptors of Vitamin D, be it brain, heart, skin, kidney, pancreas etc. Any deficiency of Vitamin D in the human body is bound to affect normal functioning of all organs having Vitamin D receptors.

Vitamin D deficiency is fast becoming a global and National Health Concern. It is estimated that around 80 percent of the Indian population has Vitamin D levels less than normal. However, the bigger concern is that the population at large is not even aware of Vitamin D deficiency and its consequences.

One of India’s leading diabetologist, Dr Banshi Saboo, Founder of Diabetes Foundation of India, said, “Earlier Vitamin D was thought to be responsible for maintaining calcium homeostasis to prevent osteoporosis and maintain bone health. But, in the past decade research has established the strong association of Vitamin D deficiency in diabetes, immunity, asthma, TB, high blood pressure, neuro-muscular function, etc.

Dr Saboo further added, “Low level of Vitamin D is associated with higher incidence of type 2 diabetes and correcting Vitamin D deficiency improves insulin sensitivity and helps in better management of hyperglycaemia. Also Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with high incidence of type 1 diabetes.”

Also Read: India Suffers with Low Awareness about Diabetes



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1: It would be prudent to walk out/on your terrace between 7 am to 8 am everyday OR after 4 pm daily, to get your dose of vitamin D & thereby keep healthy in the light of what this article states. Sunny days are here again!!
Posted by:pinakin mamtora - 10 May, 2013
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