Journal article

Predictors and correlates of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in young women: results from the Safe-D study

Emma T Callegari, Suzanne M Garland, Alexandra Gorelik, Nicola J Reavley, John D Wark

BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency is a global public health concern. Studies of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) determinants in young women are limited and few include objective covariates. Our aims were to define the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and examine serum 25(OH)D correlates in an exploratory study of women aged 16-25 years. We studied 348 healthy females living in Victoria, Australia, recruited through Facebook. Data collected included serum 25(OH)D assayed by liquid chromatography-tandem MS, relevant serum biochemistry, soft tissue composition by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, skin melanin density, Fitzpatrick skin type, sun exposure using UV dosimeters and lifestyle factors. Mean ..

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