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Levels of Vitamin D and Vitamin D Pathway Gene polymorphisms in adults: results from agriculture workers in Punjab, Pakistan

Published in: Progress in Nutrition

Jan 09, 2020

Nadia Hussain Amira SA Said Mirza Rafi Baig

Background and aims: Worldwide low levels of vitamin D (< 30ng/dL) is prevalent and linked to bone disorders, diabetes and coronary heart disease. Deficiency in Vitamin D is a diagnostic challenge in asymptomatic individuals. The present study aimed to assess the environmental and also the genetic determinants affecting vitamin D deficiency in an asymptomatic rural agricultural population sample of Punjab province of Pakistan. Material and method: An interview based questionnaire and blood sam...


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