Based on global data from 172 countries, the results suggest that “much of the burden of leukemia worldwide is due to the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency we are experiencing in winter in populations distant from the equator,” according to a statement by Dr. Cedric Garland, a professor in the family medicine and public health department at UC San Diego Health.
Based on global data from 172 countries, the results suggest that “much of the burden of leukemia worldwide is due to the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency we are experiencing in winter in populations distant from the equator,” according to a statement by Dr. Cedric Garland, a professor in the family medicine and public health department at UC San Diego Health. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
Based on global data from 172 countries, the results suggest that “much of the burden of leukemia worldwide is due to the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency we are experiencing in winter in populations distant from the equator,” according to a statement by Dr. Cedric Garland, a professor in the family medicine and public health department at UC San Diego Health. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
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