Visual map shows the vitamin D status of adults living in Dublin city and surrounding areas

A recent report published last week in the Irish Journal of Medical Science shows the vitamin D status of adults living in Dublin city and the surrounding areas.

The report was carried out by researchers from Trinity College Dublin and St. James’ Hospital. The researchers investigated 5,287 Irish adults and found that 15.2% of those sampled in winter (October to February) were deficient in vitamin D. Findings from those sampled in summer (March to September) show that 10.8% were vitamin D deficient.

Other findings included women having a higher vitamin D status than men, while younger people were found to have a lower vitamin D status when compared to older adults. Those living in lower socioeconomic areas were found to have the highest rates of vitamin D deficiency.

To increase and maintain your vitamin D status, good sources include fish, milk, dairy products and, of course, sunshine. In some cases, a supplement may be recommended.

 

Posted: 02/11/2016 11:55:05 by Niamh Dowling
Filed under: Vitamin D


 

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