Doctors demand tailoring Vit D reference ranges for Indians

A majority of the doctors South First spoke to agreed that there has been an ongoing debate for several years on the subject.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 11, 2024 | 9:10 AMUpdatedMar 11, 2024 | 9:10 AM

Foods rich in vitamin D on a wooden table. (iStock)

In a nation abundant with sunshine, the escalating cases of Vitamin D deficiency have sparked discussions among medical experts. Doctors highlight the urgent necessity for Vitamin D reference ranges that are tailored for the Indian population. They raised concerns over India’s adoption of Western standards for what constitutes the “normal range”, suggesting they might be excessively high.

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