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Title: Vitamin D status of type 2 diabetic patients compared with healthy subjects in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Djalali, M.
Taheri, E.
Saedisomeolia, A.
Djazayeri, A.
Rahemi, A.
Hashemi, M.
Larijan, B.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: An inverse relationship has been shown between vitamin D deficiency and type 2 diabetes mellitus[DM]. In this cross-sectional study in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, a country with a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, we determined the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among 90 type 2 DM patients and 90 healthy subjects. Based on serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, the rates of deficiency[< 50 nmol/L] and insufficiency[50-75 nmol/L] were 59.0% and 27.0% respectively in patients with type 2 DM, and 47.0% and 24.0% respectively in healthy subjects. Using the national cut-offs for vitamin D deficiency, 64.0% women with DM and 47.4% of healthy women were suffering from different degrees of vitamin D deficiency. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in men with type 2 DM and healthy men were 42.7% and 22.2% respectively. None of the differences between the 2 groups was statistically significant
Description: 1-9
ISSN: 1020-3397
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