Women wearing burqas in cold countries risk broken bones from vitamin D deficiency…A burqa is an enveloping outer garment worn by some Muslim women. In hot countries, enough sunlight gets through to give them sufficient vitamin D, but this may not happen in countries where there is limited sunshine, such as Ireland and Britain.
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- History Wikipedia
- Tea consumption had its origin in China more than 4,000 years ago. Green tea has been used as traditional medicine in areas such as China, Japan, India and Thailand to help everything from controlling bleeding and helping heal wounds to regulating body temperature, blood sugar and promoting digestion.
- The Kissa Yojoki (Book of Tea), written by Zen priest Eisai in 1191, describes how drinking green tea can have a positive effect on the five vital organs, especially the heart. The book discusses tea’s medicinal qualities, which include easing the effects of alcohol, acting as a stimulant, curing blotchiness, quenching thirst, eliminating indigestion, curing beriberi disease, preventing fatigue, and improving urinary and brain function.
- Claims Wikipedia
- Stopping certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
- The prevention and treatment of cancer 
- Treating multiple sclerosis 
- Preventing the degradation of cell membranes by neutralizing the spread of free radicals which occur during oxidation process. [dubious ]
- Reducing the negative effects of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by lowering levels of triglycerides and increasing the production of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
- Joy Bauer, a New York City nutritionist, says [the catechins in green tea] increase levels of the metabolism speeding brain chemical norepinephrine (noradrenaline).
- Japanese researchers claim that drinking five cups of green tea a day can burn 70 to 80 extra calories. Dr. Nicholas Perricone, a self-proclaimed anti-aging specialist, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and told Oprah’s viewers they can lose 10 lbs (4.5 kg) in 6 weeks drinking green tea instead of coffee.
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Who is most at risk?
- Those who spend most of their time indoors.
- Pregnant women
Vitamin D has been linked to
- immune system and lung development in utero.
- Higher vitamin D intake during pregnancy reduces asthma risk by as much as 40% in children 3-5 yrs old.
- deficiency is associated with obesity
- bone health (calcium absorption)