Vitamin D deficiency seems to be taking shape of an epidemic in Delhi-NCR, where almost 88% of the population is suffering from it. A report came out with the data, which talks about how some people are not even aware that they are deficient in Vitamin D and the consequences that it can lead to. The data – collected by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) – has been collected from people from ages 21 to 65, starting from October 2017 to March 2018. 88% of the people participating in the research were found with insufficient presence of Vitamin D.
Deficiency of Vitamin D in the body can lead to chronic muscle pain, reduce energy levels, cause muscle spasms and even depression. Conditions such as bone mineralisation also happen because of Vitamin D deficiency. It causes softening of bones, thereby causing diseases like rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults.