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Health Minister receives master graduate

October 28, 2022

Manama, Oct. 27 (BNA): Health Minister Dr. Jaleela bint Al Sayyed Jawad Hasan received Head of Nutrition Section at the Directorate of Public Health Dr. Boutheina Youssef Ajlan, who presented a copy of mater's thesis themed ' Prevalence and risk factors for vitamin D deficiency among adolescents in the Kingdom of Bahrain'.

Dr. Hasan hailed the outstanding efforts exerted by health personnel, stressing the importance of the dissertation that highlights the development of health services. Dr. Ajlan expressed thanks and gratitude to the Dr. Hasan and the ministry's officials for their support to conduct the study, which is considered the first of its kind,

The study provides recommendations to improve methods diagnostic and therapeutic protocols, such as including vitamin D testing in routine examinations for pregnant women and children when entering school, encouraging industries to support the foods most consumed in Bahrain, such asflour and milk with vitamin D.

The thesis also stressed the importance of focusing research studies on food analysis in Bahrain, and the relationship of vitamin D with genetic genes and factors other than sunlight and physical activity, and intensifying awareness related to combating obesity.