Vitamin D status in the population of the Western region of Ukraine

Authors

  • V.I. Pankiv Ukrainian Research and Practical Centre of Endocrine Surgery, Transplantation of Endocrine Organs and Tissues of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9205-9530
  • V.V. Povorozniuk State Institution “D.F. Chebotarev Institute of Gerontology of the NAMS of Ukraine”, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • I.V. Pankiv Bukovinian State Medical University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5576-636X
  • V.I. Boyko Central Regional Hospital, Kolomyia, Ukraine
  • S.V. Glugovska Regional Clinical Centre of Endocrinology, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22141/2224-0721.15.3.2019.172115

Keywords:

vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency, epide­miology

Abstract

In this lecture, we discuss the main causes of the vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency in the Western region of Ukraine, as well as present data on the incidence of vitamin D deficiency among various population groups, which confirm the widespread prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in the country. Numerous studies suggest that the current vitamin D insufficiency in Ukrainian population (85 % of general population has reduced levels of 25(OH)D) is due to both low level of its endogenous synthesis and insufficient intake with food: the territory of the country is located in a zone of low insolation, and at the same time, the main natural sources of vitamin D (marine oily fish) and products fortified with vitamin D are very limited in the diet of the population. Taking measures to increase the status of vitamin D and maintaining the optimal serum levels of 25(OH)D in children and adults, adequate vitamin D intake will improve the condition of the musculoskeletal system, as well as reduce the risk of development and improve the control of some chronic diseases.

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Published

2021-09-01

How to Cite

Pankiv, V., Povorozniuk, V., Pankiv, I., Boyko, V., & Glugovska, S. (2021). Vitamin D status in the population of the Western region of Ukraine. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY (Ukraine), 15(3), 268–271. https://doi.org/10.22141/2224-0721.15.3.2019.172115

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