Association of plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D with physical performance in physically active children.

  title={Association of plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D with physical performance in physically active children.},
  author={Ikram Bezrati and Raouf Hammami and Mohamed Kacem Ben Fradj and Domenico Martone and Johnny Padulo and Moncef Feki and Anis Chaouachi and Naziha Kaabachi},
  journal={Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme},
  volume={41 11},
  • Ikram BezratiR. Hammami N. Kaabachi
  • Published 13 July 2016
  • Medicine
  • Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme
Vitamin D is thought to regulate skeletal muscle function and boost physical performance. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between vitamin D and physical performance in physically active children. This cross-sectional study included 125 children who practice football as a leisure activity. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) was assessed using a chemiluminescence immunoassay method. Vitamin D inadequacy was defined as 25-OHD < 20 ng/mL. Physical performance testing included… 

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