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Sun exposure and vitamin D status as northeast asian migrants become acculturated to life in Australia

Guo, Shu-Yu; Gies, Peter; King, Kerryn; Lucas, Robyn


Vitamin D deficiency is more common in Northeast-Asian immigrants to western countries than in the local population; prevalence equalizes as immigrants adopt the host country's culture. In a community-based study of 100 Northeast-Asian immigrants in Canberra, Australia, we examined predictors of vitamin D status, its association with indicators of acculturation (English language use; time since migration) and mediators of that association. Participants completed a sun and physical activity...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Photochemistry and Photobiology
DOI: 10.1111/php.12349


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