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High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in newborn infants of high-risk mothers
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    • Anne-Marie SCHOTT, MD, PhD in Epidemiology
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    Dear Editor,

    We found the article of S H Dijkstra et al (1) very interesting. We recently conducted a study in 93 non-pregnant women, aged 20 to 50 years, to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in women at risk of vitamin D deficiency because of their wearing of concealing clothes (such as a veil). This prospective study was performed between December 2004 and January 2005 in general practitioner se...

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