SERUM VITAMIN D LEVELS IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS

Authors

  • Saurabh Kumar Deo Ph. D. Scholar (Medical Biochemistry), Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
  • Suvarna Prasad Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
  • Sameer Singhal Professor & Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.

Keywords:

Vitamin D, Disease, Immunity, Hypovitaminosis

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.

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Published

15-10-2017

How to Cite

Saurabh Kumar Deo, Suvarna Prasad, & Sameer Singhal. (2017). SERUM VITAMIN D LEVELS IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(10). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1372