Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and mental health in young Australian women: Results from the Safe-D study
Emma T Callegari, Nicola Reavley, Alexandra Gorelik, Suzanne M Garland, John D Wark
JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: While there is evidence linking vitamin D status with mood, this association and its clinical significance remain uncertain. Moreover, few studies have focused on young, community-dwelling females. The Safe-D study examined the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels and mental health in young women. METHODS: Participants completed an online questionnaire, wore a UV dosimeter to measure personal sun exposure and underwent a comprehensive health assessment. Serum 25OHD was measured by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in 353 healthy women aged 16-25 years, living in Victoria, Australia. Mental health measures included: Patient Health Questionnaire..View full abstract
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This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grant (APP1049065).