Saturday, 30 March 2013

Burqas and Vitamin D

If like me you've mentioned the connection between burqa,  niqab or similar and Vitamin D deficiency and related health effects only to get "That's bullshit!" in reply, direct them to this meta analysis published the Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal from  Oman.
Even in north African countries there is a high prevalence of low vitamin D status; 25(OH)D is in the rachitic range. Veiled women, or women wearing purdahs (cloth that covers the whole of the body), have a lower vitamin D status than their peers within the same country.
See further reading on NHI.

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