Differences in response to conventional vitamin D therapy among obese and normal weight children and adolescents in Qazvin, Iran

Authors

1 Associate Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology, Children Growth Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

2 Pediatrician, Children Growth Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

3 Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Health, Metabolic Diseases Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

4 General Practitioner, Metabolic Diseases Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

5 Associate Professor of Pathology, Metabolic Diseases Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

6 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children Growth Research Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

7 Medical Student, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Background: Vitamin D (Vit D) deficiency is one of the major nutritional deficiencies in children. Obesity has inverse association with vitamin D levels. The aim of this study was to determine the differences in response to conventional treatment for Vit D deficiency and insufficiency in obese and normal weight children and adolescents.
Methods: This nested case control study was conducted in 69 obese children and 133 normal weight matched control suffering from Vit D insufficiency or deficiency. Vit D deficiency was defined as serum 25(OH) D

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