EJMO. 2019; 3(1): 43-48 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2018.0004
Assessment of the Relationship Between Serum Vitamin D Levels and Obesity in the Reproductive-Aged WomenUmut Gorkem1
, Zeynep Ozturk Inal2
, Hasan Ali Inal21
Department of Reproductive Endocrinology, Hitit University Faculty of Medicine, Corum, Turkey, 2
Department of Reproductive Endocrinology, Konya Education and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey
Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the association between Vitamin D levels and body mass index (BMI)
as an adiposity measure in the reproductive-aged women.
Methods: A total of 171 women were included in this comparative cross-sectional study. The subjects were classified
into three groups according their BMIs: Group I; non-obese=80 (BMI<25.0 kg/m2), Group II; overweight=54
Results: Obese women possessed the lowest mean follicle stimulating hormone levels (6.26±1.46, p=0.001), and the
highest luteinizing hormone (LH) levels were found in non-obese group (5.70±2.15, p=0.001). The comparison of anti-
Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels yielded that there was a significant difference between non-obese and overweight
women (4.96±4.02 vs. 3.11±3.03, p=0.019). The mean Vitamin D level was found to be highest in the non-obese group
(10.45±7.48, p=0.043). The correlation analysis demonstrated that Vitamin D level was weak correlated with AMH level
in the overweight group (r=0.285, p=0.047).
Conclusion: Our study showed a negative association between Vitamin D level and obesity. Vitamin D supplementation
may aid to reduce the obesity incidence. Further evaluations are needed to elucidate this issue.
Keywords: Body mass index, obesity, vitamin D
Cite This Article
Gorkem U, Ozturk Inal Z, Inal H. Assessment of the Relationship Between Serum Vitamin D Levels and Obesity in the Reproductive-Aged Women. EJMO. 2019; 3(1): 43-48
Corresponding Author: Inal H.
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