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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244241/vitamin-d-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-based-on-data-free-of-hawthorne-effect
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Yanbo Zhang, Yunhui Gong, Hongmei Xue, Jingyuan Xiong, Guo Cheng
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an increasingly prevalent disorder, associated with low blood vitamin D (VD) level. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between VD and GDM. SEARCH STRATEGY: EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane library and China Biology Medicine disc were searched till May 2017. The references of previous studies were screened. SELECTION CRITERIA: Observational studies on the relationship between VD and GDM free from Hawthorne effect and randomized controlled trials of VD supplementation during pregnancy for preventing or treating GDM were included...
December 15, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243029/vitamin-d-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-comprehensive-review
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Martina B Sintzel, Mark Rametta, Anthony T Reder
Numerous observational studies have suggested that there is a correlation between the level of serum vitamin D and MS risk and disease activity. To explore this hypothesis, a literature search of large, prospective, observation studies, epidemiological studies, and studies using new approaches such as Mendelian randomization was conducted. Available data and ongoing research included in this review suggest that the level of serum vitamin D affects the risk of developing MS and also modifies disease activity in MS patients...
December 14, 2017: Neurology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243005/efficacy-and-safety-outcomes-in-vitamin-d-supplement-users-in-the-fingolimod-phase-3-trials
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Kira Hongell, Diego G Silva, Shannon Ritter, Daniela Piani Meier, Merja Soilu-Hänninen
BACKGROUND: Low serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D have been associated with worse outcomes in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treated with interferon-beta. Association of vitamin D nutrition on the outcomes of other MS therapies has been studied less. OBJECTIVE: Whether patients in the phase 3 fingolimod trials using vitamin D supplements have better clinical, MRI and safety outcomes than non-users. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pooled data from phase 3 FREEDOMS trials was analyzed post hoc...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242845/no-effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-subjects-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-pilot-randomised-study
#4
Stefania E Makariou, Moses Elisaf, Anna Challa, Nikolaos Tentolouris, Evangelos N Liberopoulos
Introduction: Patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) may have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)VitD) serum levels compared with non-MetS individuals. Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency is associated with various cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Yet, the effect of VitD supplementation on MetS remains uncertain. Our aim was to examine the effect of VitD supplementation on CVD risk factors in MetS subjects. Material and methods: This pilot study had a PROBE (prospective, randomised, open-label, blinded end-point) design...
2017: Archives of Medical Sciences. Atherosclerotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242817/vitamin-d-deficiency-and-association-with-body-mass-index-and-lipid-levels-in-hispanic-american-adolescents
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Mohan Kumaratne, Gayle Early, Jasmine Cisneros
In this retrospective study, vitamin D deficiency was examined with body mass index (BMI) and lipid levels in a sample of Hispanic American adolescents. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among 234 subjects aged 13 to 19 years was 27.8%. Vitamin D deficiency was significantly associated with a BMI of 85 kg/m2 or higher (odds ratio = 2.02, 95% confidence interval = 1.11-3.69, χ2 = 5.37, P = .021), and 55.6% of the sample were overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 85%). In the overweight or obese subjects, vitamin D deficiency was significantly associated with higher mean lipid levels compared with those with adequate vitamin D levels: total cholesterol = 165 ± 28...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241323/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-and-selected-diet-components-in-postmenopausal-women
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Anna Huta-Osiecka, Zbigniew Kasprzak, Krystian Wochna, Alicja Nowak
BACKGROUND: Nutrition and lifestyle factors play an important role in the development and maintenance of peak bone mass and the prevention of bone degradation. The aim of the present study was to assess 25-hydroxy- cholecalciferol [25(OH)D] serum concentration in postmenopausal women during the winter period and the supply of selected components in their diet. METHODS: The study was conducted on a group of 35 women aged 54–77, using a question- naire, including a 24-hour recall related to a subject’s nutrient consumption...
October 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238479/vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-as-a-risk-factor-for-obesity-in-saudi-men
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Ayman Saeed Al-Hazmi, Mazin Mohammed Al-Mehmadi, Sarah Mohammad Al-Bogami, Ashjan Ali Shami, Ahmed Ali Al-Askary, Anas Mohammad Alomery, Saad Saeed Al-Shehri, Haytham Dahlawi, Khadija Abdulrazag, Tariq Ali, Abdalaziz Al-Bogami, Emad Sheshah, Abdalaziz Al-Mutairi, Salh Al-Suhimi, Faris Alharb
Background: The prevalence of obesity and vitamin D deficiency in Saudi Arabia has increased recently. Decreased physical activity might play a role in obesity. Previous studies showed an association between low vitamin D level and its receptor polymorphism with obesity development. Objective: To determine association of low vitamin D level and its receptor polymorphism with obesity in Saudi men. Methods: This case control study was carried out from March 2016 through March 2017...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238429/the-effect-of-ongoing-vitamin-d-and-low-fat-milk-intake-on-bone-metabolism-in-female-high-school-endurance-runners
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Aoi Ikedo, Takuma Arimitsu, Toshiyuki Kurihara, Kumiko Ebi, Satoshi Fujita
Background: Vitamin D and calcium are essential nutrients for bone health. In addition, vitamin D suppresses inflammatory cytokines and increases bone resorption. Therefore, improvements in bone health by calcium and vitamin D supplementation have the potential to not only improve calcium metabolism but also suppress inflammation associated with exercise training. The purpose of this study was to determine whether ongoing vitamin D supplementation and low-fat milk intake by female high-school endurance runners would improve bone metabolism by suppressing inflammatory cytokines and the parathyroid hormone (PTH)...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236646/evaluation-of-bone-mineral-density-bmd-and-indicators-of-bone-turnover-in-patients-with-hemophilia
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Mehmet Dagli, Ali Kutlucan, Sedat Abusoglu, Abdulkadir Basturk, Mehmet Sozen, Leyla Kutlucan, Ali Unlu, Farise Yilmaz
A decrease in bone mass is observed in hemophilic patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD), parathyroid hormone (PTH), 25-hydroxy vitamin D (vitamin D), and a bone formation and resorption marker, procollagen type I N-terminal propeptide (PINP) and urinary N-terminal telopeptide (uNTX) respectively, in hemophilic patients and healthy controls. Laboratory parameters related to the pathogenesis of bone loss such as neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were also evaluated...
December 13, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235559/body-size-modifies-the-relationship-between-maternal-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-and-gestational-diabetes-in-high-risk-women
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Anita J Valkama, Jelena M Meinilä, Saila B Koivusalo, Jaana Lindström, Kristiina Rönö, Aila E Tiitinen, Beata Stach-Lempinen, Hannu J Kautiainen, Heli Viljakainen, Sture Andersson, Johan G Eriksson
Obesity increases the risk of low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations and gestational diabetes (GDM). We explored whether the association between GDM and change in 25(OH)D concentrations measured in the first (7-18 wk) and second (20-27 wk) trimesters of pregnancy is dependent on maternal BMI. The study was a prospective study of 219 women with BMI of ≥30 kg/m2, a history of GDM, or both. The participants were stratified by first-trimester BMI: BMI of <25.0, 25.0-29.9, 30.0-34.9, and ≥35 kg/m2...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235391/association-between-vitamin-d-oestradiol-and-interferon-gamma-in-female-patients-with-inactive-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-cross-sectional-study
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Visnja Kokic, Dusanka Martinovic Kaliterna, Mislav Radic, Leida Tandara, Dijana Perkovic
Objectives To investigate possible associations between 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3), oestradiol (E2) and IFN-gamma (IFNγ) in female patients with inactive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods Female patients with inactive SLE and age-matched healthy controls were recruited into this cross-sectional study. Serum concentrations of 25(OH)D3, E2 and IFNγ were measured by radioimmunoassay with gamma-counters and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results 36 patients and 37 controls were enrolled. In patients with SLE, the concentration of 25(OH)D3 was lower and E2 was higher compared with controls...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233204/is-there-a-role-for-vitamin-d-in-supporting-cognitive-function-as-we-age
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Niamh Aspell, Brian Lawlor, Maria O'Sullivan
Globally, an estimated 46 million people are currently living with dementia and this figure is projected to increase 3-fold by 2050, highlighting this major public health concern and its substantial associated healthcare costs. With pharmacological treatment yet to reach fruition, the emphasis on evidence-based preventative lifestyle strategies is becoming increasingly important and several modifiable lifestyle factors have been identified that may preserve cognitive health. These include good cardiovascular health, physical activity, low alcohol intake, smoking and a healthy diet, with growing interest in vitamin D...
December 13, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230685/calcitriol-reverses-the-down-regulation-pattern-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-genes-in-an-in-vitro-calcification-model
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Eraldo Fonseca Dos Santos Junior, Roberta Rodrigues de Lemos Gitirana, Darlene Paiva Bezerra, João Ricardo Mendes de Oliveira
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a neurocutaneous syndrome with autosomal dominant inheritance, and most of the cases are related to loss of function of the TSC1 and TSC2 genes. TSC may occur with a wide range of clinical findings and skin, kidney, brain, and heart are the most commonly affected organs. Brain calcifications in TSC are also described and reported as diffuse and without pattern of symmetry or bilaterality. Recently, a new discovery opened the possibility of using vitamin D (VitD) for treating cerebral calcifications...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230557/seasonal-variation-of-serum-vitamin-d-levels-in-romania
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Dan Alexandru Niculescu, Cristina Ana Maria Capatina, Roxana Dusceac, Andra Caragheorgheopol, Adina Ghemigian, Catalina Poiana
We measured serum vitamin D in 8024 Romanian subjects and found a marked seasonal variation with highest levels in September and lowest levels in March. The seasonal variation (early autumn vs. early spring) persisted in all age and sex groups. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was very high. PURPOSE: Romania is located in Eastern Europe, roughly between 44°N and 48°N latitude. Seasonal variation of serum vitamin D in Romanian subjects is unknown. We assessed the seasonal variation of 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D] in Romanian population...
December 11, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230333/celiac-disease-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-related-bone-disease
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Melissa S Putman, Alexandra Haagensen, Isabel Neuringer, Leonard Sicilian
Both cystic fibrosis (CF) and celiac disease can cause low bone mineral density (BMD) and fractures. Celiac disease may occur at a higher frequency in patients with CF than the general population, and symptoms of these conditions may overlap. We report on two patients presenting with CF-related bone disease in the past year who were subsequently found to have concurrent celiac disease. Because adherence to a gluten-free diet may improve BMD in patients with celiac disease, this could have important implications for treatment...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228951/hypovitaminosis-c-and-vitamin-c-deficiency-in-critically-ill-patients-despite-recommended-enteral-and-parenteral-intakes
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Anitra C Carr, Patrice C Rosengrave, Simone Bayer, Steve Chambers, Jan Mehrtens, Geoff M Shaw
BACKGROUND: Vitamin C is an essential water-soluble nutrient which cannot be synthesised or stored by humans. It is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and immune-supportive roles. Previous research has indicated that vitamin C levels are depleted in critically ill patients. In this study we have assessed plasma vitamin C concentrations in critically ill patients relative to infection status (septic shock or non-septic) and level of inflammation (C-reactive protein concentrations)...
December 11, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227867/associations-between-vitamin-d-status-and-atherosclerosis-among-inuit-in-greenland
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Camilla U Gjødesen, Marit E Jørgensen, Peter Bjerregaard, Inger K Dahl-Petersen, Christina V L Larsen, Martin Noël, Mads Melbye, Arieh S Cohen, Marika Lundqvist, David M Hougaard, Jørn W Helge, Nina O Nielsen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Low levels of vitamin D are suspected to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis among Inuit in Greenland, and to evaluate the association with vitamin D status. We hypothesized that low vitamin D status could be associated with higher carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) as a marker of atherosclerosis. METHODS: 756 adults from the Inuit Health in Transition (IHIT) study carried out in Greenland in the period 2005-2010 were included...
December 1, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227024/blood-biomarkers-as-predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-copd
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Angelico Mendy, Erick Forno, Theophile Niyonsenga, Janvier Gasana
BACKGROUND: Blood biomarkers are easily accessible and might reflect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) activity. AIM: To determine whether a panel of blood biomarkers (C-reactive protein [CRP], neutrophils, eosinophils, albumin and vitamin D) could predict mortality in COPD. METHODS: we analyzed data from 431 COPD participants to the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys who were followed for a median time of 36 months...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226809/vitamin-d-supplementation-in-chronic-schizophrenia-patients-treated-with-clozapine-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Amir Krivoy, Roy Onn, Yael Vilner, Eldar Hochman, Shira Weizman, Amir Paz, Shmuel Hess, Roi Sagy, Shiri Kimhi-Nesher, Ehud Kalter, Tal Friedman, Zvi Friedman, Gil Bormant, Sharon Trommer, Avi Valevski, Abraham Weizman
BACKGROUND: While accumulating evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be involved in the risk to develop schizophrenia and its outcome, there are no studies on vitamin D supplementation in this context. We sought to assess the effect of vitamin D supplementation on psychiatric, cognitive and metabolic parameters in chronic clozapine-treated schizophrenia patients. METHODS: This eight-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, recruited schizophrenia patients who had been maintained on clozapine treatment for at least 18weeks and had low levels of vitamin D (<75nmol/l) and total PANSS scores >70 (to ascertain the presence of residual symptoms)...
December 2, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226640/association-of-paraoxonase-1-polymorphism-and-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-with-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sawsan O Khoja, Yasser El Miedany, Archana P Iyer, Sami M Bahlas, Khadijah S Balamash, Mohamed F Elshal
BACKGROUND: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have significantly increased cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality that are not accounted for by traditional risk factors alone. Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) and 25-hydroxyvitamin D have been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of CV diseases. Objective: This study aimed to investigate PON1 gene polymorphism and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in RA patients, and to determine their association with CV risk in RA. METHODS: Serum samples from 46 RA patients and 45 healthy controls were tested for PON1 R192Q genotypes and serum vitamin D concentrations...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
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