Babies of Dutch immigrant women lacking Vitamin D

According to a study in the past two years 55% of pregnant Turkish, Moroccan and other non-western immigrant women, as well as 54% of immigrant babies, are suffering from a vitamin D deficiency. This is much higher than by the ethnic Dutch, where only 5% of women suffer from the deficiency and 6% of the babies.

Previous studies have shown that immigrant women are more susceptible to vitamin D deficiency since they cover their skin or by women with darker complexion. This was the first study by immigrant babies.

Doctors are calling to give women belonging to groups at risk vitamin D supplements.

Source: Maroc (Dutch)

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