Vitamin D is a suparstar of our health. Sun exposure is the major source of vitamin D for most humans, and the primary cause of vitamin D deficiency in women living in Kurdistan is the lack of appreciation of the sun. Very few foods naturally known to contain vitamin D, and these foods are not a part of these women daily meals. In the first section of this study, the measured serum 25(OH), D levels for 1128 women and girls were considered. Over 79% of these results were below the standard range value.
In the second part of this study, we use analysis with the Hight Performance Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-MS) method to elucidate the ratio of Vitamin D between commercially produced eggs (non-organic eggs) and Vitamin D in eggs produced by hens raised on pasture (organic eggs). Data showed vitamin D content in organic eggs 7.66 fold higher than non-organic eggs. It is clear that attention should pay to the vitamin D status of women in Kurdistan