25 OH vitamin D levels of patients living in Isparta, Turkey

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Aim: Vitamin D levels influence the risk of fracture, rickets, osteomalacia, and osteoporosis. Vitamin D protects the body against muscle weakness, helps regulate the heartbeat, strengthens the immune system and thyroid func-tion, and is necessary for normal blood clotting. Vitamin D increases calcium absorption from the digestive tract, helps the accumulation of calcium in the bones and also accelerates the active transport of calcium. Humans obtain vitamin D from exposure to sunlight and from diet. Material and Method: The patients admitted to Suleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine Research and Application Hospital during a one-year period were examined to determine 25 OH vitamin D levels. 12,920 male and female patients were included in the study. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS. Results: There was a significant difference between 25 OH vitamin D levels of pa-tients in the winter season and the spring and summer seasons (<0.05). 25 OH vitamin D levels of men were significantly higher than those of women (<0.05). 25 OH vitamin D levels were low in 72.48% of all patients (<20 ng/ml). The ratio of 25 OH vitamin D levels less than 10 ng/ml was found in 40.92% of the patients. Discussion: When assessing 25 OH vitamin D levels, the season of the year and sex of the patients should be taken into consid-eration.

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  • Recieved: 27.02.2017
  • Accepted: 14.03.2017
  • Published Online: 14.03.2017
  • Printed: 01.05.2017
  • DOI: 10.4328/AEMED.107
  • Author: Hasan Basri Savas, Betul Mermı Ceyhan, Fatih Gultekin
  • Identifier: J Ann Eu Med 2017;5(2): 38-40
  • Index Page: 38-40
  • How to Cite: Hasan Basri Savas, Betul Mermı Ceyhan, Fatih Gultekin. 25 OH vitamin D levels of patients living in Isparta, Turkey. J Ann Eu Med 2017;5(2): 38-40
  • Running Title: 25 OH vitamin D
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