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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


Association of body mass index with serum 25 hydroxy Vitamin D status in healthy pre and postmenopausal females


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Author Details : Jyoti Batra, Sudeep Kumar*, Manisha Arora, Sumesh Prasad Sah, Roshan Kumar Mahat

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 82-86


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Abstract

Introduction: BMI is associated with Vitamin D in pre and postmenopausal women. As the estrogen level decreases during menopause, this promotes hypovitaminosis D. The present study assessed Vitamin D status and found its correlation with BMI in healthy pre- and postmenopausal women.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 100 pre-menopausal and 100 postmenopausal women. Blood samples were collected for estimation of Vitamin D by fully automated Chemi Luminescent Immuno Assay. Statistical analyses were done by using Graphpad Prism 6 and Pearson correlation coefficient was computed between Vitamin D and BMI.
Results: The mean levels of weight and BMI were increased significantly in post-menopausal women as compared to premenopausal women and the mean level of Vitamin D was decreased significantly in postmenopausal women as compared to premenopausal. In the present study, we observed that the BMI is significantly and negatively correlated with Vitamin D concentration in both pre (r=-0.549) and postmenopausal (r=-0.736) women and it was statistically significant.
Conclusion: Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in pre- and postmenopausal with BMI greater than 25 kg/meter2 and the decrease in Vitamin D was more in postmenopausal women as compared to premenopausal women and the Vitamin D was negatively associated with BMI in both pre and postmenopausal women.

Keywords: Postmenopausal, BMI, Vitamin D, Estrogen, Osteoporosis


Doi : 10.18231/2455-1732.2018.0019

How to cite : Batra J, Kumar S, Arora M, Sah S P, Mahat R K, Association of body mass index with serum 25 hydroxy Vitamin D status in healthy pre and postmenopausal females. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2018;4(2):82-86

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