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