International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 8 (2020)

Correlation of body mass index and serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 levels: A cross sectional study


Meenakshi Shankar, Mukul Singh

Background: Problem of obesity is growing as pandemic around the world. Recent studies have investigated the role of vitamin D and obesity but found conflicting results. The aim of this present study is to examine the relationship between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D3 levelswith Body mass index (BMI). Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a total no of 141 patients aged 19-70 years were enrolled for analysis. A complete history and physical examination was done and serum vitamin D levels were measured. Results: There were 54 men with age (Mean±SD) 36.6 ± 14.06 years and 87 women with age (Mean±SD) 35.72±12.28years. There were 19.1% overweight and 10.6% participants had obesity. Regarding serum vitamin D status among males and females, 87.1% of men and 93.1% of women and have serum vitamin D levels less than 30ng/ml. Whereas, patients with BMI (<25) had 5.4%and 86.8% deficiency and insufficiency respectively. Overweight and obese patients had 6.6%vs7.4%and 80%vs77.7% had deficiency and insufficiency, respectively. A significant inverse association was found between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D3levels and BMI(p<0.05). Conclusion: In the present study, we concluded that serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D3levels had inverse significant correlation with body mass index
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