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The vitamin D paradox: high prevalence of deficiency in sunny Athens (Greece)

  
@article{ARH4866,
	author = {Argyro Kyriakaki and Evangelos Fragkoulis},
	title = {The vitamin D paradox: high prevalence of deficiency in sunny Athens (Greece)},
	journal = {Annals of Research Hospitals},
	volume = {3},
	number = {0},
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {There is a universal hype regarding vitamin D (vitD) and a belief that we are over-screening and over-treating population for vitD deficiency, especially in Athens, one of the sunniest cities in Europe. We studied 271 postmenopausal women (mean age: 67.3 years old) who had been referred for vitD level assessment to the microbiology lab of Peristeri’s Health Center during a period of three months (January–March 2017). The mean serum 25-hydroxy vitD [25-(OH)D] was 16.53±6.41 (ng/mL), which was unexpectedly low for a population living in a Mediterranean region, while a significant proportion of postmenopausal women in Athens appeared to suffer from hypovitaminosis D, varying from 39.5% to 92.2%, depending on the cut-off values we utilise to define the vitD deficiency. These data justify screening of perimenopausal women for vitD deficiency, as they indefinitely consist a high-risk group.},
	issn = {2523-0743},	url = {http://arh.amegroups.com/article/view/4866}
}