FREQUENCY OF VITAMIN D LEVEL WITH NUTRITION STATUS IN YOUNG AGE OF 18-35 YEARS, OF LARKANA REGION SINDH PAKISTAN

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Ishfaque Ahmed Mugheri
Mehar Ali Kazi
Khalid Hussain Mugheri
Abdul Qadir Mugheri
Ali Jan Shahani
Zoya
Fozia Praveen Mugheri
Asma Nawaz Khaskheli

Keywords

Serum vitamin D level, Adults age 18-35 years, Nutritional Status

Abstract

Background: In addition to being the sunshine hormone, vitamin D is a necessary component of a balanced diet.


It is vital for the growth of children's teeth and bones and aids in the body's absorption of calcium and phosphate. Insufficient levels of vitamin D lead to weak bones, osteoporosis in the elderly, and osteomalacia in young people. It also results in an increase in dental cavities, the loss of alveolar bone surrounding the teeth, and other gum disease-related issues. Depression, exhaustion, and appetite loss are possible side effects. The purpose of this study is to examine vitamin D deficiency, insufficiency, and sufficiency in Pakistani children, adults, adolescents, and elders.


Methods: 185 people who were referred from Larkana City participated in a cross-sectional survey that ran from January 2020 to July of that same year. The young age groups of both male and female genders were assessed for laboratory findings of serum 25 hydroxy vitamin D levels in order to determine vitamin D level.


Results: This study involved a total of 185 participants. In accordance with gender, participants were divided into two main groups. Male participants made up 57% of these subjects (105), while female subjects made up 43% (80). The average age of the population was 26.2 ± 5.94.


In addition to reported normal levels of vitamin D, Table 1.0 displays low (P = <0.001) and high (P = <0.001) vitamin levels. Women were more likely to have low vitamin D levels (P=0.001). Vitamin D deficiency is almost common in young people. Most of peoples skip sessional fruits and meat.


Conclusion: The results of the study on vitamin D deficiency in young adults showed that it was low in almost all cases, and that many people avoided occasional fast food and veganism due to poverty. These findings suggest that supplements are necessary for young adults to lead healthy lifestyles.

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