Is Your Job LOW-VITAMIN D?
People in certain jobs are more likely to be deficient in vitamin D, Canadian researchers concluded after analyzing 71 studies with a total of more than 53,000 subjects. These were the percentages of vitamin D-deficient people in different types of occupations:
Shift workers: 80% Indoor workers (non-healthcare): 77% Healthcare students: 72% Medical residents: 65% Outdoor workers: 48% Practicing physicians: 46% Nurses: 43%
The study was published in the journal BMC Public Health.