P-ISSN 2587-2400 | E-ISSN 2587-196X
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 Women

Umut Gorkem1, Zeynep Ozturk Inal2, Hasan Ali Inal2
1Department of Reproductive Endocrinology, Hitit University Faculty of Medicine, Corum, Turkey, 2Department 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 BMI’s: Group I; non-obese=80 (BMI<25.0 kg/m2), Group II; overweight=54 (25.030 kg/m2). 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


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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

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