Author First name, Last name, Institution

Zujaja-Tul-Noor Hamid Mehmood
Dimitrios Papandreou

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Arab Journal of Nutrition and Exercise (AJNE)

Publication Date

11-12-2017

Abstract

Introduction: Vitamin D is crucial for skeletal and extraskeletal health outcomes as Vitamin D binding receptors are located through out body, and epidemiological data supports its link with many conditions. Data on vitamin D levels and especially Vitamin D supplementation in U.A.E. is essentially inadequate. Design: Subjects (n=20) in this 1 month prospective study were given 2000 IU of daily Vitamin D without any special dietary or physical activity changes. Anthropometrics (weight, waist circumference, hip circumference), Vitamin D/ Calcium food frequency questionnaire and 24 "“Hour recall were collected. Results: Mean age of subjects was 28.7 years, and baseline mean serum Vitamin D level of 17.5 ng/mL ±6.47. It increased Vitamin D serum levels by a mean of 6.76 ng/mL. Hip Circumference also reduced statistically significantly by moderate 2% (p 0.03 ±0.59), Conclusion: Vitamin D supplementation moderate dose daily can be pivotal in acquiring health benefits and reducing adiposity related factors. However, this surely calls for further investigation for longer period.

ISSN

2518-6590

Publisher

Knowledge E

First Page

101

Last Page

112

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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