Hypovitaminosis D in a healthy female population, aged from 40 to 85 years, in the west of Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206204
Title:
Hypovitaminosis D in a healthy female population, aged from 40 to 85 years, in the west of Ireland.
Authors:
Lardner, E; Fitzgibbon, M; Wilson, S; Griffin, D; Mulkerrin, E
Affiliation:
Biochemistry Laboratory, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway,, Ireland. eleanorlardner@gmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Mar;180(1):115-9. Epub 2010 Aug 17.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206204
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0550-y
PubMed ID:
20714939
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Increasing attention has been focused on diseases associated with ageing, as the mean age of the population in developed countries increases. Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone play key roles in calcium homeostasis, which is integral to skeletal health. AIMS: To assess the vitamin D status of healthy, community dwelling, middle-aged and older females. METHODS: General biochemistry and bone profiles, including ALP, PTH and 25(OH)D, were determined. RESULTS: Of 143 healthy white women receiving no supplementation or bone modifying treatments, 47% were vitamin D insufficient (<50 nmol/L) and only 4% were sufficient for the time of year. There was no statically significant correlation between age and 25(OH)D concentrations; neither was there a statistically significant seasonal variation in 25(OH)D levels noted. CONCLUSION: Vitamin D status should be assessed more often in middle-aged and older females. Expected age-related and seasonal variations in 25(OH)D levels were not confirmed in this study.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Alkaline Phosphatase/blood; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Vitamin D Deficiency/*epidemiology
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLardner, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzgibbon, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorMulkerrin, Een_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:35:35Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:35:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:35:35Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Mar;180(1):115-9. Epub 2010 Aug 17.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20714939en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0550-yen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206204-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Increasing attention has been focused on diseases associated with ageing, as the mean age of the population in developed countries increases. Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone play key roles in calcium homeostasis, which is integral to skeletal health. AIMS: To assess the vitamin D status of healthy, community dwelling, middle-aged and older females. METHODS: General biochemistry and bone profiles, including ALP, PTH and 25(OH)D, were determined. RESULTS: Of 143 healthy white women receiving no supplementation or bone modifying treatments, 47% were vitamin D insufficient (<50 nmol/L) and only 4% were sufficient for the time of year. There was no statically significant correlation between age and 25(OH)D concentrations; neither was there a statistically significant seasonal variation in 25(OH)D levels noted. CONCLUSION: Vitamin D status should be assessed more often in middle-aged and older females. Expected age-related and seasonal variations in 25(OH)D levels were not confirmed in this study.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.meshAlkaline Phosphatase/blooden_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshVitamin D Deficiency/*epidemiologyen_GB
dc.titleHypovitaminosis D in a healthy female population, aged from 40 to 85 years, in the west of Ireland.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBiochemistry Laboratory, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle Road, Galway,, Ireland. eleanorlardner@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceConnacht-

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