Vitamin D status indicators in indigenous populations in East Africa.

  title={Vitamin D status indicators in indigenous populations in East Africa.},
  author={Martine F. Luxwolda and Remko S. Kuipers and Ido P. Kema and Eveline van der Veer and D. A. Janneke Dijck-Brouwer and Frits A. J. Muskiet},
  journal={European journal of nutrition},
  volume={52 3},
PURPOSE Sufficient vitamin D status may be defined as the evolutionary established circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] matching our Paleolithic genome. METHODS We studied serum 25(OH)D [defined as 25(OH)D₂ + 25(OH)D₃] and its determinants in 5 East African ethnical groups across the life cycle: Maasai (MA) and Hadzabe (HA) with traditional life styles and low fish intakes, and people from Same (SA; intermediate fish), Sengerema (SE; high fish), and Ukerewe (UK; high fish). Samples… CONTINUE READING
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