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Title: Extent of vitamin D deficiency in Kuwaiti adolescent females : implications for peak bone mass attainment.
Author: Alyahya, Khulood Othman
Awarding Body: Surrey University
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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There is growing evidence that females in the Middle East are not obtaining sufficient amounts of vitamin D, the perceived reason being their unhealthy lifestyle. This situation is a cause for concern particularly for adolescent females, because adequate vitamin D status has been shown to promote bone mineral accrual in adolescence. Achieving a high peak bone mass (PBM) may help decrease the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis and fragility fractures. The aim of this study was to assess the vitamin D status among Kuwaiti adolescent girls and to assess its impact and those of lifestyle, on their bone mass.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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