Maliheh Zahedirad

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BACKGROUND Hypovitaminosis D, especially during cold seasons, is quite prevalent among primary school children in Tehran. The present study aimed to compare the efficacy of calcium-vitamin D-fortified-milk, -orange juice and supplement in primary school children. METHODS Children aged 9-12 years from both sexes were randomly assigned to one of six groups(More)
BACKGROUND Asymmetrical dimethyl arginine (ADMA) is a competitive inhibitor in the production of nitric oxide (NO) from arginine and NO plays an important role in the preservation of vascular dilation. Elevated ADMA is a strong predictive factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and Alternative Healthy Eating(More)
BACKGROUND Remarkable disagreement among different systems of 25-hydroxy vitamin D 25(OH)D assay makes decision making for both clinical and community interventions very difficult. This study aimed to harmonize the results obtained from different 25(OH)D assay systems. METHODS A total of 275 serum samples were analyzed for 25(OH)D using DIAsource-enzyme(More)
CONTEXT Bread can potentially be a suitable vehicle for fortification with vitamin D. OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to evaluate the following: 1) the bioavailability of vitamin D from the fortified Iranian bread and 2) the possible effects of daily consumption of the fortified bread on certain health aspects. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This(More)
INTRODUCTION There is sparse evidence of the effect of vitamin D on bone biomarkers in diabetic patients, and therefore, in a randomized clinical trial, we evaluated the effects of the daily intake of vitamin D, either with or without extra calcium, on selected bone biomarkers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety women and men aged 30 - 50 years old with type 2(More)
BACKGROUND Both poor vitamin D status and oxidative stress (OS) have been independently associated with late diabetic complications, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). The present study aimed to examine the effect of daily intake of vitamin D alone or in combination with calcium as a fortified Persian yogurt drink (doogh) on OS over 12 weeks. METHODS(More)
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