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Current Women`s Health Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-4048
ISSN (Online): 1875-6581

Research Article

Relationship Between Body Mass Index-BMI and Vitamin D Concentrations in Women with Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

Author(s): Joanna Głogowska-Szeląg, Aleksandra Bełz*, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Beata Kos-Kudła, Bogdan Marek, Mariusz Nowak and Lucyna Siemińska

Volume 17, Issue 4, 2021

Published on: 05 January, 2021

Page: [316 - 320] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1573404817666210105150707

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Introduction: Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease. Vitamin D deficiency, often associated with osteoporosis and other bone tissue disorders, is spread worldwide. Among other factors, obesity seems to be a major cause of the growing hypovitaminosis D. The aim of the study was to assess the correlation between Body Mass Index (BMI) and vitamin D concentrations in postmenopausal women diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Materials and Methods: Sixty-nine women with postmenopausal osteoporosis were included in the study. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and vitamin D measures were performed in all patients. Three groups, BMI- dependent, were distinguished: normal weight, overweight and obesity group.

Results: Vitamin D deficiency was found in all women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. There was no correlation between BMI and vitamin D level.

Conclusions: Vitamin D deficiency is frequent in the population of patients diagnosed with postmenopausal osteoporosis, regardless of their BMI.

Keywords: Osteoporosis, osteomalacia, BMI, vitamin D, postmenopausal women, obesity.

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