10 Categories of People that Are at Higher Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is now a global public-health problem affecting an estimated 1 billion people. Vitamin D deficiencies are connected to the increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease. Moreover, people with a diagnosis of prostate or breast cancer have lower chances to survive than those with normal levels of vitamin D.Here are 10 categories of people that are in risk group:
- Adults older than 55.
- Office workers.
- People with darker skin.
- Inflammatory bowel disease patients.
- Vegans and vegetarians.
- People with a high body fat percentage.
- People taking medications such as corticosteroids, weight-loss drugs, and the cholesterol-lowering drug cholestyramine.
- People with constant joint and muscles aches.
- People suffering from depression.
- People suffering from chronic headaches.
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