Vitamin D status in Norwegian children and adolescents with excess body weight.

@article{Lagunova2011VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D status in Norwegian children and adolescents with excess body weight.},
  author={Zoya Lagunova and Alina Carmen Porojnicu and Fedon Alexander Lindberg and Lage Aksnes and Johan Emilian Moan},
  journal={Pediatric diabetes},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={120-6}
}
OBJECTIVES The prevalence of childhood and adolescent obesity has increased during the past decades. A high body mass index (BMI) is associated with a low vitamin D status. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in Norwegian children and adolescents with excess body weight. METHODS Vitamin D status and seasonal variations of 25(OH)D and 1,25(OH)(2)D were analyzed in 102 children and adolescents (70 girls and 32 boys), 8-19 yr of age… CONTINUE READING

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