Biochemical evidence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant Asian women

T. Bashir, H. N. Macdonald, Munro Peacock

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Abstract

Levels of plasma 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25 OHD) were found to be lower in 58 pregnant Asians when compared with 59 Caucasian controls. Thirty per cent of Asians and none of the controls had levels less than 10 ng/ml. The low plasma was associated with biochemical evidence of secondary hyperparathyroidism and increased bone turnover as assessed by plasma parathyroid hormone, alkaline phosphatase and urinary hydroxyproline. Vitamin A and its binding protein, and vitamin D binding protein, were also measured in a subgroup of 40 patients. There was no difference between Asians and their controls. The data suggest that vitamin D supplementation would be beneficial in Asian women during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Human Nutrition
Volume35
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D Deficiency
Pregnant Women
vitamin D
Vitamin D
vitamin D-binding protein
Vitamin D-Binding Protein
hyperparathyroidism
Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
parathyroid hormone
Bone Remodeling
hydroxyproline
Hydroxyproline
Parathyroid Hormone
Vitamin A
vitamin A
Alkaline Phosphatase
alkaline phosphatase
binding proteins
Carrier Proteins

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  • Endocrinology
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Bashir, T., Macdonald, H. N., & Peacock, M. (1981). Biochemical evidence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant Asian women. Journal of Human Nutrition, 35(1), 49-52.

Biochemical evidence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant Asian women. / Bashir, T.; Macdonald, H. N.; Peacock, Munro.

In: Journal of Human Nutrition, Vol. 35, No. 1, 1981, p. 49-52.

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Bashir, T, Macdonald, HN & Peacock, M 1981, 'Biochemical evidence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant Asian women', Journal of Human Nutrition, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 49-52.
Bashir, T. ; Macdonald, H. N. ; Peacock, Munro. / Biochemical evidence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant Asian women. In: Journal of Human Nutrition. 1981 ; Vol. 35, No. 1. pp. 49-52.
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