Vitamin D deficiency: Walking with a waddle? It could be due to low levels – what to spot

VITAMIN D deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide in all ages with nearly 30 to 50 percent of all age groups being deficient.
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Levels are typically lower in the body through the winter months in northern latitudes.
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This study showed the downregulation of HOXA-10/FKBP52 together with increased amplitude and frequency of the uterine contractility in the DEF group compared to control. VD dose-dependent supplementation restored progesterone/receptor competency, upregulated the expressional response of HOXA-10 and its downstream FKBP52, and improved uterine receptivity and endometrial decidualization at the time of implantation that was documented by increased area% of OSN and the number of implantation beads.
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Background: The association between severe hypovitaminosis D (
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory infections and bronchiectasis Source Type: research
Background: Low vitamin D levels or deficiency has been associated with impaired pulmonary function,  recurrent respiratory infection and chronic cough in children. However, its role in the pathogenesis of chronic cough in adults has not been previously studied. Therefore, we investigated the associated between vitamin D and chronic cough in the adult population.Methods: Between 2006 and 2008, we measured serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels of 3914 participants in the Rotterdam Study, a prospective population-based cohort study. Subjects were categorised according to their serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels as follows: nor...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Protective genotypes for the development of vitamin D deficiency have been established.
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Conclusions: Respiratory muscle dysfunction is often observed in COPD patients and it is associated with the low levels of serum vitamin D.
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Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a systemic disease associated to various comorbidities. Osteoporosis, Vitamine D deficiency and denutrition are common in these patients.Aim: Investigate association between bone mineral density, body composition and bone turnover markers in Tunisian patients with COPD and its correlation with the severity of the disease.Methods: Prospective study conducted in a tertiary care hospital in Tunis. Patients with stable COPD were included. Total hip, lumbar spine, and whole-body T-score were measured with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (BMD). Osteoporosis was defined as T-score
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A large Mendelian randomization analysis has shown that, among those with vitamin D deficiency, there is an association between 25(OH)D levels and all-cause mortality.Medscape Medical News
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Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2021 Nov 24. doi: 10.1007/s00508-021-01975-z. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases, which is a growing public health concern worldwide. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of interests in the relationship between vitamin D level and asthma control. Hence, the objective of this study was to assess the effect of high doses of vitamin D3 injection on asthmatic patient's respiratory condition and quality of life.METHODS: This was a single arm, before and after interventional study involving 18 patients with moderate to severe asthma. ...
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