Monday, April 20, 2009

Buruga wearers face vitamin deficiency

Sydney-based Dr Craig Munns, of The Children's Hospital at Westmead, says people who have very dark skin require additional sunlight to synthesise the amount of vitamin D they need.

Like those who wear veils outside for religious reasons, Dr Munns says these people should have their vitamin D levels checked annually and consider taking a daily vitamin supplement.

"Although simple vitamin D deficiency is often asymptomatic, adults may present with bone pain, myalgia, myopathy, increased risk of falls, osteoporosis and hip fractures," Dr Munns writes in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia.

"Children may present with hypoglycaemic seizures, bowed limbs, fractures and motor delay."

Dr Munns says mothers who are vitamin D deficient can pass this on to their children.

These women should have their vitamin D levels checked in the early phase of pregnancy, he says, while breastfed infants should be given vitamin D supplements until they are 12 months old.



  1. Anonymous2:47 PM

    Haha! at the stone age, they had no idea of any vitamins. their only concern at that time was to avoid confronting their sexual insecurities.

  2. sexual perversion and mind control is the fuel that keeps Islam going.
    nice posting there at pizzahouse. Not every Dhivehi is buying into the craziness of Allah, Mohammed and their mullahs