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(Islamic) Hijabs A Source Of Illness, Doctors Say
The Muslim Weekly ^ | 20 - 26 JUL 2007 | The Muslim Weekly

Posted on 07/20/2007 11:31:50 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Hijabs a source of illness, doctors say

Doctors have claimed that Muslim women wearing the hijab could be at risk of serious illness because they do not get enough sun.

It has been claimed that women who cover their skin are could be suffering bone deficiencies over a lack of vitamin D.

Most of the body’s vitamin D - which prevents rickets - is obtained through sunlight acting on the skin. Only a little comes from food.

Doctors told a London conference on Wednesday that people with dark pigment oare at risk because of "cultural reasons" and because they are less efficient at producing the vitamin.

The bone disorder rickets has now broken out in young Muslim children as babies are not getting enough calcium from mothers’ breast milk.

The National Health Service is launching a campaign aimed at Muslim women, particularly Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Somalis, to encourage them to increase their vitamin D intake.

A Department of Health spokesman said: "For ethnic groups there is an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency as people with dark and pigmented skin are less efficient at making vitamin D in their skin.

"They need to spend longer outside to make similar amounts and those who wear concealing clothing are unlikely to make enough.

"Studies have shown low vitamin D levels in Asian women in the UK - particularly among those who cover most of their skin for cultural reasons."

The problem first came to light in Bradford, which has one of the highest Muslim populations in Britain.

The Government is calling on community leaders to warn Muslims they need more sunlight and better diets. Pregnant women are also advised to take vitamin D supplements and folic acid.

A spokeswoman said: "People may be at risk if they are South Asian, African or African-Caribbean and have low exposure to sunlight, for example if they observe Hijab or do not spend much time outside."

She said a poor diet or restricted diet such as veganism, also posed dangers. "Breastfeeding is recommended for all babies, however a baby may be at risk if breast-fed and the mother has a low vitamin D level herself."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: burqa; culturewar; health; hijab; islam; islamofascism; muhammadsminions; muslims; religionofpeace; rickets; rop; sharia; vegan; veganism; vitamind
"The bone disorder rickets has now broken out in young Muslim children as babies are not getting enough calcium from mothers’ breast milk."

Well...we can't have these Muslim children developing rickets. Soft and deformed bones will just make it more difficult for them to slit the throats of us infidels when they grow up. (sarc)

1 posted on 07/20/2007 11:31:52 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Radiograph of a two-year old rickets sufferer, with a marked genu varus (bowing of the femurs) and decreased bone opacity, suggesting poor bone mineralization.
2 posted on 07/20/2007 11:32:55 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Oh my goodness! These ladies are seriously jeopardizing their health. (snort!)
3 posted on 07/20/2007 11:35:47 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Ya sure that ain’t an old cowboy’s x-ray.


4 posted on 07/20/2007 11:35:58 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: DogByte6RER
(Islamic) Hijabs A Source Of Illness, Doctors Say

At least AN INDICATOR of BRAINWASHING and/or MENTAL ILLNESS.

Of course, I'm one of those culturally-insensitive bigot-infidels
that will still criticize the Religion (guffaw!) of Peace!
5 posted on 07/20/2007 11:38:32 AM PDT by VOA
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To: DogByte6RER

Let’s hope it makes them infertile, too............


6 posted on 07/20/2007 11:39:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: DogByte6RER

Why did you put (ISLAMIC) in the title?.....Are there NON-ISLAMIC Hijabs out there somewhere?......


7 posted on 07/20/2007 11:43:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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"Hijabs A Source Of Illness, Doctors Say" Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Hijabs are a source of drowning too...
8 posted on 07/20/2007 11:45:15 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Red Badger

Well...

Nuns and other non-muslim women sometimes wear veils, although in these cultures they’re not called “hijabs.”


9 posted on 07/20/2007 11:47:13 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Well, they sure make me ill when I see them.


10 posted on 07/20/2007 11:50:38 AM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq -- via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Okay...............


11 posted on 07/20/2007 11:53:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: DogByte6RER

They must stink too.


12 posted on 07/20/2007 11:54:07 AM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: stevio

I remember reading that book, “Not Without My Daughter” and when that women described the disgusting uses of the burkas and hijabs, I thought I would gag. Of course, they cough, sneeze and do all manner of gross things into the thing...

Yuck.

Oh, and they forgot the mental illness it obviously causes as well.


13 posted on 07/20/2007 11:55:40 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: DogByte6RER
Nuns and other non-muslim women sometimes wear veils

Yeah, but the key is "sometimes". My aunt is a none who regularly breaks the habit.

14 posted on 07/20/2007 11:56:19 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Is human activity causing the warming trend on Mars?)
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To: DogByte6RER
I misread the title; I thought it said "hobabs", where the iron in your blood turns into lead in your ass...

Nevermind....

15 posted on 07/20/2007 11:57:48 AM PDT by traditional1
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To: DogByte6RER

More illness = less Muslim babies.

Works for me.


16 posted on 07/20/2007 12:00:30 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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More illness = less Muslim babies.

Works for me.

Yes, and as if muslim men care whether the Hijabs make women sick or not. And muslim men like their women young so anywhere past 13 years old the woman can kick the bucket as far as they are concerned.


17 posted on 07/20/2007 12:15:38 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: DogByte6RER

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!


18 posted on 07/20/2007 12:35:05 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Hmmm, never thought about their non exposure to sunlight as being a health hazard. OTOH, how many of them get skin cancer?

I can’t imagine how you would find the notion of Muslim children getting rickets, to be even slightly humorous. You wouldn’t find it so amusing if your tax dollars were spent to fix the problem.


19 posted on 07/20/2007 12:38:57 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Head Caterer for the FIRM)
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To: TheSpottedOwl

There is evidence to suggest that moderate sun exposure increases vitamin D and has a protective effect against skin cancer. Our overuse of sunblock has similar vitamin D synthesis consequences, so do not laugh yet.


20 posted on 07/20/2007 1:05:00 PM PDT by momincombatboots (World changing power in the blood)
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To: DogByte6RER

shari’a bump


21 posted on 07/20/2007 10:22:03 PM PDT by Dajjal
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