ASSOCIATION OF VITAMIN D STATUS WITH BODY MASS INDEX IN ADOLESCENTS IN UKRAINE
Background and aims: Vitamin D status in many health maintenance have been researched extensively, but its dependence with obesity still remains controversial. This article is devoted to the investigation of vitamin D status of Ukrainian population and establishment the association between serum 25(OH)D level and body mass index (BMI). Material and method: For this observational study, data were collected during the summer 2017, over a period of one week from three township areas in Carpathian region, Ukraine from 304 adults aged 19–78 years. Measured variables contained 25(OH)D level, weight and weight applied to check BMI degree. The average level of vitamin D among adolescents presented 23.1 ± 8.2 ng/ml. Female gender was associated with lower vitamin D concentrations (22.9 ± 9.3 ng/ml vs. 26.2 ± 8.5 ng/ml for men). Among the participants, 74.4% had a BMNI of 25 kg/m2 and over, and in 27.3% of them the number was 30 kg/m2 and over. Results: Violation of vitamin D status was detected in 90.5% persons. 1.8% people had been identified to be severe vitamin D deficiency. Measurement of 25(OH)D demonstrated meaningful relationship between vitamin D level and BMI only among persons with overweight (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2). The average vitamin D concentrations in persons with BMI over30 kg/m2 did not vary to a significant range from data in persons with normal body weight. Conclusions: Vitamin D status among the adolescents in Ukraine is far from optimum. Our results confirm reliable relationship between vitamin D level and BMI among persons with overweight. Interchange between conservation of vitamin D and BMI needs additional surveys.