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The study published in the journal Clinical Interventions in Ageing suggested that Vitamin D deficiency in older adults showed almost two times higher prevalence of muscle weakness compared to those with vitamin D adequacy.(Shutterstock)

Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor muscle function in adults

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 10:20 AM IST
Vitamin D deficiency takes a toll on the muscle function in adults aged 60 and above, according to a new study.
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Mumbai, India - November 29, 2018: School Kids play on the ground of Shivaji Park in Dadar in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, November 29, 2018. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)(HT)
Mumbai, India - November 29, 2018: School Kids play on the ground of Shivaji Park in Dadar in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, November 29, 2018. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)(HT)

Vitamin D deficiency: Edu dept asks schools to send kids to play in the sun

By Ankita Bhatkhande | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 05:24 AM IST
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Maharashtra students encouraged to play outside to fight Vitamin D deficiency

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2019 01:53 PM IST
In a recently issued circular, the department has asked schools to ensure that students are made aware about the advantages of being in the sun during early hours
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Students assemble for Morning Prayer in UP(HT File)
Students assemble for Morning Prayer in UP(HT File)

Morning assembly in UP Schools to be held under open sky to boost calcium, Vitamin D in students

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Schools will now have to conduct morning prayers and other activities under the open sky. Most village schools already hold sessions outdoors, but those in urban and semi-urban areas will now have to follow suit. The focus will also be on organizing games outdoors
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Vitamin D is essential for people who have large amounts of the pigment melanin in their skin(iStock)
Vitamin D is essential for people who have large amounts of the pigment melanin in their skin(iStock)

The Indian emergency of Vitamin D

By Vir Sanghvi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 06:18 PM IST
Doctors make you worry too much about dietary cholesterol. They should be focusing on Vitamin D deficiency, the real health emergency
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Here’s another reason to treat vitamin D deficiency

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:56 AM IST
While vitamin D is best known for its effects on bone health, previous studies have revealed its role in protecting against colds, flu and asthma attacks, and even helping with weight gain and brain development in malnourished children.
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There is little justification to use vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health, shows the study.(Shutterstock)
There is little justification to use vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health, shows the study.(Shutterstock)

Vitamin D supplements won’t prevent fractures or boost bone density

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 10:18 AM IST
A new study shows that vitamin D supplements do not prevent fractures, falls or improve bone mineral density, whether at a high or low dose.
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Chocolate lovers, rejoice: A new study shows that foods that are rich in cocoa, such as cocoa butter, cocoa beans, cocoa powder, and dark chocolates may improve your(Shutterstock)
Chocolate lovers, rejoice: A new study shows that foods that are rich in cocoa, such as cocoa butter, cocoa beans, cocoa powder, and dark chocolates may improve your(Shutterstock)

Cocoa and dark chocolates can boost your Vitamin D intake, strengthen bones

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 11:04 AM IST
Foods rich in cocoa, such as cocoa butter, cocoa beans, cocoa powder, and dark chocolates may improve your vitamin D intake, says a new study.
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Higher levels of vitamin D in the body are associated with lowered breast cancer risk.(Shutterstock)
Higher levels of vitamin D in the body are associated with lowered breast cancer risk.(Shutterstock)

Obesity and vitamin D deficiency can raise risk of breast cancer

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 01:54 PM IST
Breast cancer: Higher levels of vitamin D can reduce risk of breast cancer mortality by 50% in women with lower body mass index (BMI), says a new study.
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A large number of the world’s population suffers from Vitamin D deficiency because we’ve stopped spending time outdoors.(Shutterstock)
A large number of the world’s population suffers from Vitamin D deficiency because we’ve stopped spending time outdoors.(Shutterstock)

Why Indian women are more likely to have a Vitamin D deficiency

By Soma Das | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 02:57 PM IST
Indian women, especially those who belong to lower socio-economic groups, have a Vitamin D deficiency and are at risk of bone damage and diabetes, says a new study.
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Vitamin D deficiency: The ‘sunshine vitamin’ is good for people on medication for diabetes, heart diseases and cancer.(Shutterstock)
Vitamin D deficiency: The ‘sunshine vitamin’ is good for people on medication for diabetes, heart diseases and cancer.(Shutterstock)

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to back pain, depression, hair loss. These are its best sources

By Soma Das | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Vitamin D deficiency: Sunshine may be one of the best sources of Vitamin D, but there are several more. And this essential vitamin is not just good for the bones, it also improves your mood, boosts immunity and helps you lose weight.
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The bigger concern, according to the researchers, is that the population at large is not even aware of the deficiency and its consequences.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The bigger concern, according to the researchers, is that the population at large is not even aware of the deficiency and its consequences.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

88% of Delhi suffers from Vitamin D deficiency. Go get yourself tested

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 06:15 PM IST
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone mineralisation, leading to bone softening diseases as rickets in children and osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults. The deficiency can be easily corrected by supplementation or basic lifestyle changes.
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Regular screening for common ailments is critical as most health conditions go unchecked and start showing signs only at an advanced stage.(Shutterstock)
Regular screening for common ailments is critical as most health conditions go unchecked and start showing signs only at an advanced stage.(Shutterstock)

5 common health problems that can affect you after 40

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 04:55 PM IST
Hectic schedules, inconsistent health-care patterns, and unhealthy habits can cause these common health problems from age 40.
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