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MedWire (4/20, Dean) reported, “Almost 90% of healthy Saudi Arabian men have vitamin D deficiency,” according to a study in the journal Osteoporosis International. For the study, researchers “measured vitamin D levels in 834 healthy men aged 20-74 years and living in Jeddah, and assessed the relationship between vitamin D, lifestyle factors, bone mineral density (BMD), and markers of bone turnover.” The researchers “found that 87.8% of the men had vitamin D deficiency and a further 9.7% had vitamin D insufficiency (50-75 nmol/l).”
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