VITAMIN-D DEFICIENCY IN UAE

At any given time, more than 50 percent of United Arab Emirates citizens are deficient. Dr. Humeira Badsha, a rheumatologist in Dubai, says that at any given time, more than 50 percent of UAE citizens are deficient. “When people ask me this question, ‘How can it be that there’s so much vitamin D deficiency in a sunny country?’” she says. “I ask them, ‘How much time do you actually spend outside?’” The answer? Very little.


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