SERUM VITAMIN D LEVELS IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS

Saurabh Kumar Deo, Suvarna Prasad, Sameer Singhal

Abstract


Vitamins are known to be associated with immunity and nutrition. Moreover, vitamin deficiency can affect host immunity to various infectious diseases. We performed a study to investigate the serum vitamin D concentrations in 100 healthy individuals (62 males and 32 females) at Mullana, Ambala, Haryana and it was found that 55% healthy individuals were suffering from hypovitaminosis D. The mean serum vitamin D levels were 31.08 ng/ml. Out of 100 healthy control individual, 13 healthy individual were suffering from vitamin D deficiency (Vitamin D concentration = 10 to 20 ng/ml), 43 were suffering from vitamin D insufficiency (Vitamin D concentration = 20 to 30 ng/ml) and rest of 44 healthy individuals have sufficient vitamin D levels (vitamin D concentration > 30 ng/ml). The mean serum vitamin D levels in males and females were 31.49 and 30.41 ng/ml, respectively. In conclusion, vitamin D deficiency is common in healthy individuals at Mullana, Ambala, Haryana.

Keywords


Vitamin D, Disease, Immunity, Hypovitaminosis.

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