Vitamin D status in the population of the Western region of Ukraine
Keywords:vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency, epidemiology
AbstractIn 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.
Pankiv VI, Yuzvenko TYu, Pankiv IV. Type 2 diabetes mellitus and subclinical hypothyroidism: focusing on the role of cholecalciferol. Problemi endokrinnoi patologii. 2019;(2):46-51. doi: 10.21856/j-PEP.2019.2.07.
Carlson CR Jr, Uriu-Adams JY, Chambers CD, et al. Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnant Ukrainian Women: Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Vitamin D Status. J Am Coll Nutr. 2017 Jan;36(1):44-56. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2016.1174091.
Anderson JL, May HT, Horne BD, et al. Relation of vitamin D deficiency to cardiovascular risk factors, disease status, and incident events in a general healthcare population. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Oct 1;106(7):963-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2010.05.027.
Vacek JL, Vanga SR, Good M, Lai SM, Lakkireddy D, Howard PA. Vitamin D deficiency and supplementation and relation to cardiovascular health. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Feb 1;109(3):359-63. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.09.020.
Kaminskyi OV, Pankiv VI, Pankiv IV, Afanasyev DE. Vitamin D content in population of radiologically contaminated areas in Chernivtsi oblast (pilot project). Probl Radiac Med Radiobiol. 2018 Dec;23:442-451. doi: 10.33145/2304-8336-2018-23-442-451.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2019 V.I. Pankiv, V.V. Povorozniuk, I.V. Pankiv, V.I. Boyko, S.V. Glugovska
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.