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डोરીગલ વિટામિન ડી સ્તરને 'ડરથી' રાષ્ટ્રીય સરેરાશ કરતાં ઓછા – આઇરિશ મિરર તરીકે સનશાઇનની અછતનો દોષ માનવામાં આવે છે

डोરીગલ વિટામિન ડી સ્તરને 'ડરથી' રાષ્ટ્રીય સરેરાશ કરતાં ઓછા – આઇરિશ મિરર તરીકે સનશાઇનની અછતનો દોષ માનવામાં આવે છે

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The lack of sunshine in Donegal has lead to frighteningly low levels of Vitamin D, a GP has said.

The low levels of the vitamin is one of the leading causes of a osteoporosis – a condition which affects 300,000 people in Ireland.

Dr Martin Coyne said he believed there was an issue with the lab machines at Letterkenny University Hospital, as the vitamin D results were so low.

He said: “We’re located further north in Donegal , so we see less sunshine here. In the winter, even if it was cloudless and you lay out naked in the sun, you wouldn’t get enough vitamin D.”

The lack of sunshine has been blamed for the low levels of vitamin D

Dr Coyne said 87% of the first 10,000 samples tested at the Letterkenny lab had inadequate levels.

He said the results were so low that patients had to be retested to ensure there was not a miscalculation.

Another study carried out across Ireland reportedly stated just 12.5% of samples had insufficient vitamin D levels.

He told the Irish Times: “The results were frightening.”

Symptoms of osteoporosis include back pain, loss of height over time and bones breaking more easily

People can develop symptoms of osteoporosis due to low vitamin D levels.

These include back pain, loss of height over time and bones breaking more easily.

A spokeswoman for the Irish Osteoporosis Society agreed to the Irish Times that vitamin D deficiency is one of the leading causes of bone loss in Donegal and indeed around the country.

She added: “There are approximately 200 causes of bone loss and it is essential that all causes of bone loss are found and addressed to prevent a person continuing to lose bone.”

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