Vitamin D status in central Europe

Pawel Pludowski, William B. Grant, H. Bhattoa, Milan Bayer, Vladyslav Povoroznyuk, Ema Rudenka, Heorhi Ramanau, S. Várbíró, Alena Rudenka, Elzbieta Karczmarewicz, Roman Lorenc, Justyna Czech-Kowalska, Jerzy Konstantynowicz

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Abstract

Little published information is available regarding epidemiological data on vitamin D status in the large geographical region of Central Europe (CE). We searched the journal literature with regard to 25(OH)D concentrations among community-dwelling or healthy people living in CE. 25(OH)D concentrations varied by age, season, study sample size, and methodological approach [i.e., 25(OH)D assay used]. Concentrations of 25(OH)D in CE appeared lower than 30 ng/mL, and the magnitude of hypovitaminosis D was similar to that reported in Western Europe. While most of the studies reviewed were cross-sectional studies, a longitudinal study was also included to obtain information on seasonal variability. The longitudinal study reported wintertime 25(OH)D values close to 21-23 ng/mL for all studied age groups, with a significant increase of 25(OH)D in August reaching 42 ng/mL for those aged 0-9 years, but only 21 ng/mL for the elderly aged 80-89 years. The decrease in 25(OH)D with respect to age was attributed to decreased time spent in the sun and decreased vitamin D production efficiency. Based on the literature review on vitamin D status in the CE populations, it can be concluded that 25(OH)vitamin D levels are on average below the 30 ng/mL level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number589587
JournalInternational Journal of Endocrinology
Volume2014
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Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Pludowski, P., Grant, W. B., Bhattoa, H., Bayer, M., Povoroznyuk, V., Rudenka, E., ... Konstantynowicz, J. (2014). Vitamin D status in central Europe. International Journal of Endocrinology, 2014, [589587]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/589587

Vitamin D status in central Europe. / Pludowski, Pawel; Grant, William B.; Bhattoa, H.; Bayer, Milan; Povoroznyuk, Vladyslav; Rudenka, Ema; Ramanau, Heorhi; Várbíró, S.; Rudenka, Alena; Karczmarewicz, Elzbieta; Lorenc, Roman; Czech-Kowalska, Justyna; Konstantynowicz, Jerzy.

In: International Journal of Endocrinology, Vol. 2014, 589587, 2014.

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Pludowski, P, Grant, WB, Bhattoa, H, Bayer, M, Povoroznyuk, V, Rudenka, E, Ramanau, H, Várbíró, S, Rudenka, A, Karczmarewicz, E, Lorenc, R, Czech-Kowalska, J & Konstantynowicz, J 2014, 'Vitamin D status in central Europe', International Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 2014, 589587. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/589587
Pludowski P, Grant WB, Bhattoa H, Bayer M, Povoroznyuk V, Rudenka E et al. Vitamin D status in central Europe. International Journal of Endocrinology. 2014;2014. 589587. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/589587
Pludowski, Pawel ; Grant, William B. ; Bhattoa, H. ; Bayer, Milan ; Povoroznyuk, Vladyslav ; Rudenka, Ema ; Ramanau, Heorhi ; Várbíró, S. ; Rudenka, Alena ; Karczmarewicz, Elzbieta ; Lorenc, Roman ; Czech-Kowalska, Justyna ; Konstantynowicz, Jerzy. / Vitamin D status in central Europe. In: International Journal of Endocrinology. 2014 ; Vol. 2014.
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