Journal article

Vitamin D status, bone mineral density and mental health in young Australian women: the Safe-D study.

E Callegari, NICOLA Reavley, A Gorelik, S Garland, JD Wark

Journal of Public Health Research | PAGEpress | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with both poor bone health and mental ill-health. More recently, a number of studies have found individuals with depressive symptoms tend to have reduced bone mineral density. To explore the interrelationships between vitamin D status, bone mineral density and mental-ill health we are assessing a range of clinical, behavioural and lifestyle factors in young women (Part A of the Safe-D study). DESIGN AND METHODS: Part A of the Safe-D study is a cross-sectional study aiming to recruit 468 young females aged 16-25 years living in Victoria, Australia, through Facebook advertising. Participants are required to complete an extensive, online ques..

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