• Medicine
  • Published 2010

Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insulin resistance among overweight children and adolescents: a database study

@inproceedings{Ruthmann2010PrevalenceOV,
  title={Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insulin resistance among overweight children and adolescents: a database study},
  author={Nicholas P Ruthmann},
  year={2010}
}
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using 10-18 year old adolescents enrolled in the Adolescent Diabetes and Obesity Clinic (ADOBE) through University of Missouri Health Care. Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (hypovitaminosis D) was categorized as normal (≥30 ng/mL), insufficient (≥20 ng/mL), and deficient (<20 ng/mL). Body Mass Index (BMI) percentiles for age and gender were used to classify obesity status as overweight (>85%) and obese (>95%). Participants were considered insulin… CONTINUE READING