Vitamin D status and predictors of hypovitaminosis D in Italian children and adolescents: a cross-sectional study

@article{Vierucci2013VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D status and predictors of hypovitaminosis D in Italian children and adolescents: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Francesco Vierucci and Marta Del Pistoia and Margherita Fanos and Martina Gori and Giorgia Carlone and Paola Erba and Gabriele Massimetti and Giovanni Federico and Giuseppe Saggese},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={172},
  pages={1607-1617}
}
Hypovitaminosis D affects children and adolescents all around the world. Italian data on vitamin D status and risk factors for hypovitaminosis D during pediatric age are lacking. Six hundred fifty-two children and adolescents (range 2.0–21.0 years) living in the northwestern area of Tuscany were recruited at the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Pisa. None of them had received vitamin D supplementation in the previous 12 months. 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D) and parathyroid hormone… CONTINUE READING
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