Vitamin D consumption during covid 19 lockdown
Sowmiya Vela C, Abirami.S.P
Covid 19, Depression, Immune system, Sunlight, Vitamin D.
To evaluate vitamin D consumption during covid 19 lockdown. Objective: To assess the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency appeared during the lockdown period. To assess the intake of vitamin D rich foods and exposure of sunlight. Materials and methods: This study was done by online survey method through google forms questionnaire. The questionnaire was randomly circulated to people via social media. The target sample given was 50 and the sample achieved was 60. Result: Vitamin D deficiency symptoms appeared often for most of the sample during covid 19 lockdown. Consumption of vitamin D rich foods also may not reach the daily vitamin D requirement. Conclusion: It is advisable to take vitamin D supplements for those who are vitamin D deficient with doctor’s or registered dieticians’ prescription. Requirements can also be met by increasing the consumption of vitamin D rich foods or fortified foods to meet adequate vitamin D.
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Unique Paper ID: 153211

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6

Page(s): 152 - 156
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