Vitamin D Deficiency in the Morbidly Obese.

  title={Vitamin D Deficiency in the Morbidly Obese.},
  author={Buffington and Walker and Cowan and Scruggs},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  volume={3 4},
Although vitamin D deficiency has been well-documented following gastric bypass surgery, there are few studies of vitamin D status in the non-operative morbidly obese patient. We examined 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) levels in 60 morbidly obese pre-operative females; 62% of them had 25-OHD levels below normal range (16-74 ng/ml) which were not associated with reductions in serum calcium or phosphorus, liver or kidney dysfunction, and were not significantly correlated to patients' age. However… CONTINUE READING

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