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Relationship Between Body Mass Index-BMI and Vitamin D Concentrations in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Joanna Głogowska-Szeląg, Aleksandra Bełz*, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Beata Kos–Kudła*, Bogdan Marek, Mariusz Nowak and Lucyna Siemińska   Pages 316 - 320 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Introduction: Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease. Vitamin D deficiency, often associated with osteoporosis and other bone tissue disorders, is spread worldwide. Among other factors, obesity seems to be a major cause of the growing hypovitaminosis D. The aim of the study was to assess the correlation between Body Mass Index (BMI) and vitamin D concentrations in postmenopausal women diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Materials and Method: Sixty-nine women with postmenopausal osteoporosis were included in the study. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and vitamin D measures were performed in all patients. Three groups, BMI- dependent, were distinguished: normal weight, overweight and obesity group.

Results: Vitamin D deficiency was found in all women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. There was no correlation between BMI and vitamin D level.

Conclusions: Vitamin D deficiency is frequent in the population of patients diagnosed with postmenopausal osteoporosis, regardless of their BMI.

Keywords:

Osteoporosis, osteomalacia, BMI, vitamin D, postmenopausal women, obesity.

Affiliation:

Department of Pathophysiology and Endocrinology, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Department of Pathophysiology and Endocrinology, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Department of Pathophysiology and Endocrinology, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Department of Endocrinology and Neuroendocrine Tumors, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Department of Pathophysiology and Endocrinology, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Department of Pathophysiology and Endocrinology, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Department of Pathophysiology and Endocrinology, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze



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