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Title: Factores relacionados con insuficiencia de vitamina D en estudiantes de Medicina de Gran Canaria
Other Titles: Factors related to vitamin D deficiency in students of medicine in Gran Canaria
Authors: Groba Marco, M., V
Pescador, Mirallave A.
Rodriguez, Gonzalez E.
Santana, Garcia S.
Padilla, Gonzlez E.
Saavedra Santana, Pedro 
Lopez, Soria A.
Sosa Henríquez, M. 
UNESCO Clasification: 3205 Medicina interna
240401 Bioestadística
Keywords: Vitamin D
Optimum levels
Young people
Sun, et al
Issue Date: 2010
Journal: Revista de Osteoporosis y Metabolismo Mineral 
Abstract: Introduction: The bone-related and non bone-related functions of vitamin D are becoming better known by the day. As a result, levels of 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25-HCC) above 30 ng/mL are considered optimum. Objectives: To study in a population of medical students in Gran Canaria what nutritional and lifestyle factors are associated with high levels of 25-HCC.Material and method: A transverse study carried out in 98 Medical students of both sexes at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. All completed a questionnaire about their lifestyles and nutritional habits. A general physical examination was carried out and blood in fasting was taken to determine various biochemical parameters, including markers for remodelled bone, PTH and 25-HCC. In addition, bone mineral density was determined by dual X-ray absorptiometry and using ultrasound parameters in the calcaneum. Results: We did not find statistically significant differences between thestudents who had levels of 25-HCC higher than 30 ng/mL and those with levels below this figure, in any of the variables studied, with the exception of male sex and the consumption of vitamin supplements.Conclusions: Male gender in students of medicine in Gran Canaria, and the consumption of vitamin supplements, are associated with levels of vitamin D lower than 30 ng/mL.
ISSN: 1889-836X
Source: Revista De Osteoporosis Y Metabolismo Mineral [ISSN 1889-836X], v. 2 (2), p. 11-18, (Julio 2010)
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