Journal article

T159. ASSOCIATION BETWEEN VITAMIN D INSUFFICIENCY AND METABOLIC SYNDROME IN PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS

Sung-Wan Kim, Taeyoung Yoo, Jung Jin Kim, Jae-Kyeong Kim, Ji-Eun Hong, Ju-Yeon Lee, Jae-Min Kim, G Paul Amminger, Michael Berk, Jin-Sang Yoon

Schizophrenia bulletin | Published : 2018

Abstract

Abstract Background Vitamin D levels are low in patients with schizophrenia. This study examined the association between vitamin D and metabolic syndrome in patients with psychotic disorders. Methods The study enrolled 302 community-dwelling patients with psychotic disorders. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, including blood pressure, physical activity, and dietary habit were gathered. Laboratory examinations included vitamin D, lipid profile, fasting plasma glucose, HbA1c, liver function, and renal function. Vitamin D insufficiency was defined as < 20 ng/ml. Clinical characteristics associated with vitamin D insufficiency were identified. Results Among the 302 participants, 236..

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