Lower Level of Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in Children at Diagnosis of Celiac Disease Compared with Healthy Subjects: A Case-Control Study
J Pediatr. 2020 Sep 1;S0022-3476(20)31125-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.08.089
Elena Lionetti 1, Tiziana Galeazzi 2, Vera Dominjanni 2, Ilaria Acquaviva 2, Giulia N Catassi 2, Mario Iasevoli 3, Basilio Malamisura 3, Carlo Catassi 4
- Celiac Disease associated with deficiencies of Zinc etc – July 2019
- Having celiac disease and low vitamin D only predicted psoriasis and anemia – Jan 2013
- Undetected Celiac Disease found in 2 percent at Saudi medical college – May 2015
Overview Gut and vitamin D has the following summary
- Gut problems result in reduced absorption of Vitamin D, Magnesium, etc.
- Celiac disease has a strong genetic component.
- Most, but not all, people with celiac disease have a gene variant.
- An adequate level vitamin D seems to decrease the probability of getting celiac disease.
- Celiac disease causes poor absorption of nutrients such as vitamin D.
- Bringing the blood level of vitamin D back to normal in patients with celiac disease decreases symptoms.
- The prevalence of celiac disease, not just its diagnosis, has increased 4X in the past 30 years, similar to the increase in Vitamin D deficiency.
- Review in Nov 2013 found that Vitamin D helped
Many intervention clinical trials with vitamin D for Gut problems (101 trials listed as of Sept 2019)
- All items in category gut and vitamin D
Overview Gut and vitamin D contains gut-friendly informationGut-friendly, Sublingual, injection, topical, UV, sunshine
Getting Vitamin D into your body has the following chart
Getting Vitamin D into your body also has the following
Bio-D-Mulsion Forte – especially made for those with poorly functioning guts, or perhaps lacking gallbladder
Sublingual – goes directly into bloodstream
Oil: 1 drop typically contains 400 IU, 1,000 IU, or 4,000 IU, typically not taste good
Topical – goes directly into bloodstream. Put oil on your skin, Use Aloe vera cream with Vitamin D, or make your own
Vaginal – goes directly into bloodstream. Prescription only?
Bio-Tech might be useful – it is also water soluble
Vitamin D sprayed inside cheeks 2X more response (poor gut) – RCT Oct 2015
and, those people with malabsorption problems had a larger response to spray
Inject Vitamin D quarterly into muscle, into vein, or perhaps into body cavity if quickly needed
Nanoparticles could be used to increase vitamin D getting to the gut – Oct 2015
Poor guts need different forms of vitamin D has the following
Guesses of Vitamin D response if poor gut
Bio Form Speed Duration 10 Injection ($$$)
or Calcidiol or Calcitriol
D - Slow
Long 10 Sun/UVB Slow Long 10 Topical
(skin patch/cream, vagina)
Normal 9 Nanoemulsion -mucosal
perhaps activates VDR
Fast Normal 9? Inhaled (future) Fast Normal 8 Bio-D-Mulsion Forte Normal Normal 6 Water soluble (Bio-Tech) Normal Normal 4 Sublingual/spray
(some goes into gut)
Fast Normal 3 Coconut oil based Slow Normal 2 Food (salmon etc.) Slow Normal 2 Olive oil based (majority) Slow Normal
10= best bioavailable, 0 = worst, guesses have a range of +-2
Speed: Fast ~2-6 hours, Slow ~10-30 hours
Duration: Long ~3-6 months, Normal = ~2 months
Gut category listing contains the following
167 items in GUT category - see also Overview Gut and vitamin D,
- "Ulcerative Colitis" OR UC 839 items Jan 2020
- "celiac disease" OR CD 1830 items July 2019
- "inflammatory bowel disease" OR "inflammatory bowel symptom" 1630 items as of Jan 2020
- Crohn's 1230 items as of Feb 2019
- Gut-Friendly forms of vitamin D
such as: bio-emulsion, topical, spray, sublingual, inhaled, injection . .
Items in both categories Children and Gut are listed here:
- Children with Celiac Disease were 2.6X more-likely to be vitamin D deficient – Sept 2020
- Prebiotics increased Vitamin D in celiac disease patients (gut-friendly Vit. D also helps) – RCT Nov 2018
- IBD in children might be associated with low sun exposure – Aug 2018
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease in children is associated with low Vitamin D, Iron (also low Zinc for Crohn’s) – Aug 2018
- Crohn's disease in black children is worse in 6 ways – Dec 2015
- Obese children with celiac disease had lower levels of vitamin D – April 2012
Objective: To evaluate the vitamin D status of children with a new diagnosis of celiac disease compared with healthy controls.
Study design: This was a case-control study. Cases were consecutive children with newly diagnosed celiac disease. Controls were healthy children matched for age, sex, ethnicity, and month of blood testing. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) was measured as the index of vitamin D nutritional status. The Student t test were used for comparisons. Differences in frequencies were evaluated with the χ2 test. Associations between variables were estimated by calculating Pearson correlation coefficients.
Results: 131 children with celiac disease were enrolled (62% females, mean age 8.1±1.1 years). The control group included 131 healthy children (62% females, mean age 8.2±1.2). All were of European origin. Plasma 25-OHD levels were significantly lower in patients than in control subjects (25.3±8.0 and 31.6±13.7 ng/ml; P < .0001). The percentage of children with vitamin D deficiency (<20 ng/ml) was significantly higher in celiac disease children as compared with controls (31% vs 12%; p<0.0001). The concentration of 25-OHD was significantly lower in patients than in controls during summer (p<0.01), and autumn (p<0.0001).
Conclusion: In this case-control study, at diagnosis, children with celiac disease showed lower levels of plasma 25-OHD compared with healthy subjects. Vitamin D status should be checked at diagnosis of celiac disease, particularly during summer and fall months.Children with Celiac Disease were 2.6X more-likely to be vitamin D deficient – Sept 2020
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