- Vitamin D deficiency can lead to weak bones and muscle pain
- It can make you fall sick too often
- It may also cause depression in the elderly
Vitamin D deficiency is one of the top causes of weak bones. And now, a pan-India study has linked deficiency of the sunshine vitamin with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Vitamin D is an important micronutrient required by the body. It is essentially synthesised in the body in the presence of sunlight. You can also get Vitamin D from food sources like eggs, dairy products, mushrooms and fatty fish to name a few. The vitamin is required for absorption of calcium in the body – another micronutrient that helps in keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
It was found as part of the study that 84.2% people with type 2 diabetes and 82.6% people with hypertension were found to be deficient in Vitamin D, reports IANS. The study was conducted by Dr P.G Talwalkar, Diabetologist at Shushrusha Hospital in Mumbai