Indoor Workers Suffer Vitamin D Deficiency
Date: 2011-05-27
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Almost half of all Australians working indoors will come out of the winter months lacking in vitamin D, a new study has found.

A survey of Sydney office workers, presented at the Dietitians Association of Australia conference in Adelaide on Thursday, found 42 per cent were deficient in the vitamin at the end of winter.

Meanwhile, one in three had low levels over summer.

"We suspected lifestyle makes a difference to vitamin D, especially working indoors, but we hadn't expected that we'd have this much of a problem," researcher Professor Rebecca Mason told AAP.