Niveles séricos de 25 hidroxivitamina d en mujeres no menopáusicas, menopáusicas y posmenopáusicas

Translated title of the contribution: 25-hydroxy vitamin D serum levels in nonmenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal females

María Patricia Hormaza, Diana Cuesta, Lina María Martínez, Mónica María Massaro, María Nazareth Campo, María del Pilar Vélez, Gabriel Jaime Rendón, Camilo Andrés Agudelo

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Objective: evaluating 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OH vitamin D) serum levels in non-menopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal in females and their relationship with dome risk factors Materials and methods: this was an analytical, cross-sectional study of 113 females chosen consecutively when attending external consultation at a third-level hospital. Three groups were formed: group A, pre-menopausal aged 20-30 (n=40); group B, menopausal aged 45-55 (n=40); and group C, postmenopausal aged >65 (n=33) The levels of 25-OH vitamin D were compared in serum by ELISA and the relationship with smoking, exposure to the sun and physical activity during the last three months. Results: 76% of the females had low 25-OH vitamin D (<25 nmol/L) levels; 80% of the females in group A had low levels compared to 77.5% from group B and 69.7% from group C (p=0.57). There were significant differences between the means of group B's 25-OH vitamin D values compared to those of group A and C. Analysis of risk factors for reducing 25-OH vitamin D serum levels revealed no significant differences. Conclusions: in spite of our geographical location in the tropics, females from age groups evaluated in this study had low 25-OH vitamin D levels.

Translated title of the contribution25-hydroxy vitamin D serum levels in nonmenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal females
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011


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