Published: 2014-07-23

Serum Vitamin D is Low and Inversely Associated with LDL Cholesterol in the Kazak Ethnic Population: A Cross-Sectional Study

Ming Chen Zhang, Hai Xia Li, Hai Ming Liu, Hong Lei, Lu Han, Ming Gao, Jiang Feng Mao, Xin Juan Xu

(Department of Hypertension, First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, China (mainland))

Med Sci Monit 2014; 20:1274-1283

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.890930

Background: Accumulating evidence suggests that low concentrations of serum 25(OH)D is coupled with increased risks of hypertension, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. However, this relationship has not been established in populations with very low levels of 25(OH)D. Therefore, the aim of our study was to clarify the associations between 25(OH)D and blood pressure, obesity, sex, and lipid profiles in the Kazak ethnic population, who have an extremely low level of 25(OH)D.
Material and Methods: A multistage-cluster sampling survey was carried out for residents with Kazak ethnicity in Xinjiang, China. Anthropometric measurements of each participant were taken and the concentrations of 25(OH)D, calcium, alkaline phosphatase, and lipid profiles were measured. Individuals were classified into different groups in terms of vitamin D...

Keywords: Blood Pressure, Calcifediol, Gender Identity, Obesity

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