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Record number 497115
Title BMI and body fat mass is inversely associated with vitamin D levels in older individuals
Author(s) Araghi, S.O.; Dijk, S.C. van; Ham, A.C.; Brouwer, E.M.; Enneman, A.W.; Sohl, E.; Swart, K.M.A.; Zwaluw, N.L. van der; Wijngaarden, J.P. van; Dhonukshe-Rutten, R.A.M.; Groot, C.P.G.M. de
Source Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging 19 (2015)10. - ISSN 1279-7707 - p. 980 - 985.
Department(s) Chair Nutrition and Health over the Lifecourse
Human Nutrition (HNE)
CS OnderwijsinstituutOnderwijsinstituut
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Abstract Objectives: To assess the association between obesity (measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) and fat percentage) and serum 25(OH)D levels in older persons. Design: Cross-sectional analysis of data from ‘the B-PROOF study’ (B-vitamins for the Prevention Of Osteoporotic Fractures). Participants: 2842 participants aged 65 years and older. Measurements: BMI and fat percentage, measured by Dual Energy X-ray, and serum 25(OH) D levels. Results: Mean age was 74 years (6.5 SD), with 50% women. Mean serum 25(OH)D levels were 55.8 nmol/L (25 SD). BMI and total body fat percentage were significant inversely associated with serum 25(OH)D levels after adjustment for confouders (β−0.93; 95%CI [−1.15; −0.71], p
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