Air pollution and vitamin D deficiency.
Comment: This study suggests that ozone or some other component of polluted urban air filters ultraviolet rays and thereby decreases the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin. Previous studies have also found that residents of areas with a high degree of air pollution have lower vitamin D status, when compared with residents of less polluted areas. The association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and bone mineral density of the femoral neck observed in the new study suggest that air pollution may promote the development of osteoporosis.
Manicourt DH, Devogelaer JP. Urban tropospheric ozone increases the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among Belgian postmenopausal women with outdoor activities during summer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008;93:3893-3899.
by Alan R. Gaby, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Author:||Gaby, Alan R.|
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|Date:||May 1, 2009|
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