High prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and its association with obesity and metabolic syndrome among Malay adults in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p735
Academic Journal
The article presents a research conducted on examining the high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and its association with obesity and metabolic syndrome among Malay adults in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It mentions that vitamin D status as indicated by 25-hydroxyvitamin D is inversely associated with adiposity, glucose, and lipid profiles. It reports that high prevalence is associated with younger age, female sex and greater abdominal obesity.


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