Should We Assess Vitamin D Status in Pediatric Patients With Celiac Disease?

Objectives: Screening for vitamin D status in celiac disease (CD) has been recommended but the literature provides varying support. We sought to assess the vitamin D status in newly diagnosed children with CD and in a non-CD control population and relate them to vitamin D intake. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) levels were drawn in children with newly diagnosed CD and compared with pediatric outpatients with functional abdominal complaints. Anthropometric data as well as vitamin D intake based on milk and multivitamin ingestion were collected. Results: Thirty-eight newly diagnosed CD patients (10.4 ± 3.0 years old; 50% girls) and 82 controls (11.2 ± 4.2 years old; 58.5% girls) were studied. Both groups were similar except for average daily D intake and BMI. There was no statistical difference in mean 25-OHD levels between CD (26.4 ± 8.0 ng/mL) and controls (23.5 ± 8.2 ng/mL) [P ≤ 0.07]. Both groups had high percentages of suboptimal D status (65.8% CD and 79.3% controls). 25-OHD levels significantly correlated with age (r = −0.262; P 
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology: Celiac Disease Source Type: research

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Source: Immunogenetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Asthma and allergy Original Articles: Asthma and allergy Source Type: research
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