Vitamin D, Donegal, Osteoporosis

The number of people in Donegal with a vitamin D deficiency is so high, that they have a problem with their testing equipment.

A Donegal GP who reviewed 10 thousand test results from Letterkenny University Lab found that 75 percent of samples had vitamin D deficiency.

The Irish Times reports that Dr. Martin Coyne blamed the severe lack of sunshine in the county for the low levels of vitamin D and high number of people suffering with osteoporosis.

Dr. Coyne first raised this issue on Highland Radio's Nine til Noon Show three weeks ago. At the time, he said while people take calcium in an effort to stave off osteoporosis, it will not work without improved levels of Vitamin D …….

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