One-third of Australians deficient in vitamin D

Nearly one third of Australian adults are suffering vitamin D deficiency, according to a study involving more than 11,000 adults from around the country.

Low levels of vitamin D can contribute to a number of serious conditions such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Women were at greatest risk for deficiency, followed by the elderly, the obese, people doing less than 2.5 hours of physical activity a week, and people of non- European background.

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