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Diabetes and migrants : the role of vitamin D

Document type: mthesis
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Abstract: Migrant populations in western societies like The Netherlands have a higher prevalence of diabetes compared to the native population. The overall objective of this thesis is to find support for the hypothesis that vitamin D deficiency plays a contributing role in the high prevalence of diabetes among migrant populations in The Netherlands in order to outline possible recommendations regarding vitamin D supplementation and lifestyle-measures.
Authors: Klinkenbijl, O.
Country: Netherlands
Category: Research
Department: Development, Policy and Practice
Institute: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Keywords: health , health services , disease prevention and control , migration
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Organization: VU - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
PAGE: ix, 64
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute [etc.]
Year: 2011
Region: Western Europe
Right: © 2011 Klinkenbijl
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: Diabetes and migrants : the role of vitamin D
Training: Master in International Health (MIH)