Prevalence and predictors of vitamin D insufficiency in adult population of yazd - The sun province in center of Iran.

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Summary of "Prevalence and predictors of vitamin D insufficiency in adult population of yazd - The sun province in center of Iran."

Vitamin D insufficiency (VDI) is one of impaired calcium absorption causes. It is associated with increased risk of several diseases. The aim of this study was to survey the prevalence and predictors of VDI in Yazd.


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Name: Diabetes & metabolic syndrome
ISSN: 1878-0334
Pages: 2843-2847


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