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[Comparative analysis of vitamin D status and solar exposition habits in adolescent and elderly Spanish women. The Five Countries Study (OPTIFORD Project)].
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PMID:  21892582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D deficiency is known to be very common in adolescent girls and elderly women.
AIM: To analyze vitamin D status, vitamin D intake and solar exposure of Spanish participants in The Five Countries Study of Optiford Project.
METHODS: Questionnaires approved and validated of lifestyle and food consumption frequency applied. The biochemical analysis of 25-hidroxivitamin D and PTH and the evaluation of the solar exposure (dosymeter UV VioSpor) were carried out.
RESULTS: The average solar exposure of adolescent girls (1,519 J/m²) was double than elderly women (740 J/m²). The vitamin D status of adolescent girls in summer and winter was better than elderly women.
CONCLUSIONS: Solar exposure habits are different between the two age groups. This fact, jointly to the lower body's capacity to synthesize Vitamin D through exposure to the sun in the elderly, may justify the worse vitamin D status in this age group.
M Rodríguez Sangrador; B Beltrán de Miguel; C Cuadrado Vives; O Moreiras Tuni
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; English Abstract; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrición hospitalaria     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1699-5198     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Hosp     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-05     Completed Date:  2012-01-06     Revised Date:  2013-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100365     Medline TA:  Nutr Hosp     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  spa     Pagination:  609-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Nutrición, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, España.
Vernacular Title:
Análisis comparativo del estado nutricional de vitamina D y de los hábitos de exposición solar de las participantes Españolas (adolescentes y de edad avanzada) del Estudio de los Cinco Países (Proyecto OPTIFORD).
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Hydroxycholecalciferols / blood
Nutritional Status*
Parathyroid Hormone / blood
Spain / epidemiology
Vitamin D / physiology*
Vitamin D Deficiency / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydroxycholecalciferols; 0/Parathyroid Hormone; 1406-16-2/Vitamin D

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