‘Vit D’ de­fi­ciency ups chance of stroke, slows down weight re­duc­tion by 10 pc’

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Dr Ab­dul­lah Al-Mutawa said Vi­ta­min D de­fi­ciency in­creases the chance of stroke and slows down weight re­duc­tion by al­most 10 per­cent, while gas­tric ul­cer­a­tion may cause Vi­ta­min B12 de­fi­ciency, re­ports AlSeyas­sah daily.

Al-Mutawa made the state­ment when he de­liv­ered a lec­ture en­ti­tled, “Phys­i­cal Health through Healthy Eat­ing,” in the Hu­man Health Aware­ness sem­i­nar or­ga­nized re­cently by Kuwait Na­tional Li­brary as part of its 12th Sum­mer Cul­tural Fes­ti­val ac­tiv­i­ties. The sem­i­nar was mod­er­ated by Dr Ab­dul­lah Al-Failakawi with Director Gen­eral of Kuwait Na­tional Li­brary Kamil Ab­dul-Jelil in at­ten­dance.

Al-Mutawa ex­plained that food moves from the mouth to the esoph­a­gus within seven sec­onds but wa­ter reaches the stom­ach through the esoph­a­gus within a sec­ond. He said when food reaches the stom­ach, the stom­ach will process it for two hours dur­ing which vi­ta­mins and min­er­als will be ab­sorbed, in­clud­ing Vi­ta­min B12 that main­tains hu­man strength and pre­vents blood loss. He added most peo­ple with gas­tric ul­cer­a­tion may suf­fer from ane­mia, be­cause Vi­ta­min B12 is ab­sorbed at a very low pace.

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