Associations between vitamin D status in infants and blood lipids, body mass index and waist circumference.
Acta Paediatr. 2011 Mar 18. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02273.x.
Arnberg K, Ostergård M, Madsen A, Krarup H, Michaelsen K, Mølgaard C.
Department of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aalborg Hospital, Denmark.
Aim:? To study the relationships between 25-hydroxyvitamin D status and blood lipids, insulin, glucose, body mass index and waist circumference in infants. Methods:? In a cross sectional study, 255 infants aged 9 months with a blood sample for 25-hydroxyvitamin D were examined. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations were analysed by chemiluminescent immunoassay. Associations between plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein, total cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, glucose, body mass index and waist circumference were analysed. Results:? Mean plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D was 77.2 ± 22.7 nmol/L. At the time of examination, 97% received vitamin D supplementation. 25-hydroxyvitamin D was negatively associated with high density lipoprotein (P=0.003), cholesterol (P=0.002) and triglycerides (P=0.010) in multivariate analysis controlled for gender, season, body mass index, length, birth weight and breastfeeding.
There were no associations between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and glucose or insulin (all P>0.05). 25-hydroxyvitamin D was negatively associated with body mass index (P=0.005) and waist circumference (P=0.002) controlled for gender, season, breastfeeding, birth weight and length.
Vitamin D status is negatively associated with blood lipids, body mass index and waist circumference in infants where nearly all received vitamin D supplements. Whether this has long term health effects remains to be elucidated.
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Items in both categories Obesity and Infant-Child and YYY are listed here:
- Less obese child if supplemented with Vitamin D as an infant– meta-analysis Feb 2021
- Obese children had 2.2 X less response to a single dose of Vitamin D – Oct 2020
- Little weight loss in obese children from very small amount of vitamin D (1200 IU) – RCT April 2020
- Increased weight in children 8X more likely for each unit increase in adenovirus (if ignore Vitamin D) – Nov 2019
- Obesity 3X more likely in US children having low vitamin D – July 2019
- Overweight children are 3.4 X more likely to have low Vitamin D – March 2019
- Indoor pollution is a problem with obese black asthmatic children – May 2018
- Severe Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease treated by Omega-3 – RCT April 2018
- The Convergence of Two Epidemics: Vitamin D Deficiency in Obese School-aged Children – Jan 2018
- Fatty liver disease in children nicely treated by combination of Vitamin D and Omega-3 – RCT Dec 2016
- Omega-3 in infancy reduces Obesity following antibiotic (confirmed in rats, suspected in humans) – Feb 2016
- Vitamin D deficiency and childhood obesity: interactions, implications, and recommendations (5,000 IU) – Feb 2016
- Obese children – 71 percent had low vitamin D– Jan 2016
- Infant risk of obesity increased by 50 percent if low vitamin D during pregnancy – Sept 2015
- Obese children and youths need more vitamin D – Review Feb 2015
- Overweight children associated with low vitamin D during pregnancy – 2015, 2018
- Higher vitamin D at birth associated with less diabetes and obesity 35 years later – Jan 2014
- More Hypertension in obese children with low vitamin D, especially at night – Dec 2013
- Very poor follow-thu with vitamin D testing and supplementation of obese children – June 2013
- Obese children gain weight more quickly when have low vitamin D – Oct 2013
- Obese mothers with adequate vitamin D gave birth to low D and fat infants – Jan 2013
- Heavier kids more vitamin D deficient, especially if dark skinned – Pediatrics Dec 2012
- Obese children with celiac disease had lower levels of vitamin D – April 2012
- The more vitamin D the lower the infant BMI – March 2011
- Obama task force told that childhood Obesity linked to Vitamin D Deficiency – Aug 2010