Vitamin D deficiency was common in all patients at a Swedish primary care centre, but more so in patients born outside of Europe

AbstractBackgroundVitamin D is associated with extra-skeletal processes, and vitamin D deficiency might contribute to the development of chronic diseases.AimTo investigate vitamin D levels in an unselected patient population at a Swedish suburban primary care centre.MethodsVitamin D levels were assessed in 102 patients aged 20 to 65  years visiting the primary care centre, independent of cause of visit, during 2 weeks in January 2014. The difference in vitamin D levels between patients born in Europe and patients born outside Europe was calculated using linear regression, adjusting for gender and age. The difference in preval ence of vitamin D deficiency (
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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Maternal vitamin D deficiency remains a substantial health problem in many areas. In addition to nutritional factors and the use of vitamin D supplements, other factors, such as genetic determinants and the current Western indoor lifestyle, affect not only vitamin D status but also bone strength and mineral accrual. Many health authorities recommend maternal vitamin D supplementation to prevent vitamin D deficiency and associated adverse pregnancy and offspring outcomes. Commonly, daily supplementation of 400 to 600 IU of vitamin D is recommended for pregnant women.
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Lars Kattner, Erik RauchAbstractVitamin D deficiency might cause a wide variety of human disorders. As a prerequisite for appropriate diagnosis and therapy, medicinally relevant vitamin D metabolites have to be assayed most accurately and with high specificity. It has been demonstrated, that vitamin D conjugates, linked via a hydroxyl group at C11, might be promising for the development of highly specific antibodies to be employed in competitive protein binding assays. The connective synthesis of 3...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 9 March 2020Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, Volume 30, Issue 3Author(s): F. de Blasio, L. Garello, M. Comune, A. Oliva, C. Bucca
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
VITAMIN D keeps bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Not getting enough of this sunshine nutrient can cause flank pain - discomfort in your upper abdomen or back and sides. What are other signs of a vitamin D deficiency?
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Introduction: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic and progressive respiratory disease, commonly associated with alterations of nutritional status. Among these, low Vitamin D levels are frequent and related to disease severity, risk of exacerbations and annual hospitalizations and general health status of individual patients.
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases : NMCD - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
VITAMIN D deficiency and insufficiency is now a global public health problem affecting an estimated one billion people worldwide. However, taking supplements could also pose health problems. What are the six warning signs you've taken too many supplements.
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Background: The National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey III, 2009 reported that 48% of adolescents in the United States are vitamin D insufficient/deficient. Nutritional and environmental factors are implicated. The purpose of this study was to measure the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in orthopaedic patients and typical children and identify risk factors to aid in screening. Methods: This prospective study recruited 138 patients and 30 typical children ages 2 to
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis patient presented with amnesia which is a rare presentation of hypoparathyroidism.
Source: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionIn our group of RA patients, there was no statistically significant correlation between the levels of vitamin D and the activity of the disease, nor were other determining variables associated with vitamin D levelsResumenObjetivoDeterminar si existe asociación entre los niveles séricos de vitamina D y el índice de actividad de la enfermedad en pacientes con artritis reumatoide (AR).MetodologíaEstudio transversal, analítico, retrospectivo realizado en el Hospital Luis Vernaza (HLV) y Centro de Reumatología y Rehabilitación (CERER). Se incluyeron pacientes entre 18 a...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep Breath Source Type: research
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