Vitamin D and Micronutrients (Zinc and Magnesium) status in Young Females
Vineet Vishnoi, Aman Tadiyal, D.K.Awasthi, Gyanendra Awasthi
Vitamin D is a micronutrient that is needed for optimal health throughout the whole life. Vitamin D3 can be either synthesized in the human skin upon exposure to the UV light of the sun, or it is obtained from the diet and Micronutrients (Zinc, Magnesium) essential for metabolism that catalyzes large number of reactions , facilitates protein folding, helps in manage chronic disease, keep bones strong. Vitamin D was estimated by ELISA and Znic and Magnesium by colorimetric methods It was observed that the status of Vitamin D in all thirty young females were very low, The Zinc values of four subjects were above the normal range and Zinc values of twenty six subjects were in the normal range .None of the subjects demonstrated the zinc values below the normal range. The Magnesium values of seven subjects were below the normal range (1.7 mg/dl) and twenty three subjects were in the normal range (1.7-2.2 mg/dl). None of the subjects demonstrated the zinc values above the normal range. The most probable reason was inadequate exposure to sunlight and consumption of junk food
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 10

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