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Hijab Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency in Women

Watan Newspapers, News Report, Posted: Feb 21, 2009

Los Angeles, CA.--Women who wear traditional attire, such as the hijab (headscarf), are prone to low vitamin D levels, reports Watan Newspapers. The article cites a recently released study led Dr. Raymond Hobbs from the Henry Ford Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. Hobbs studied 87 women and attributes the low vitamin D levels to their lower exposure to sunlight. Doctors are encouraging women in the community to boost their levels through diet or vitamin D supplements. Vitamin D deficiency could lead to an increased risk of cancer, diabetes and Crohn's disease. It is also essential to absorbing calcium for stronger bones.


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