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Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2011 Mar;74(3):370-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2010.03926.x.

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and physical function in adult men.

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Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Recent reports suggest that vitamin D status influences musculoskeletal health; yet, there are limited data in adult men. This study investigated whether serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentration was associated with lean body mass, muscle strength and physical performance in men.

DESIGN:

Population-based, observational survey.

PARTICIPANTS:

1219 black, Hispanic and white randomly selected men aged 30-79 years from the Boston Area Community Health/Bone Survey.

MEASUREMENTS:

Lean body mass by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, hand grip strength, a composite physical function score (chair stand and walking speed), 25(OH)D, parathyroid hormone (PTH), testosterone, age, race, body mass index, socioeconomic status, education, smoking, arthritis, self-reported health, calcium intake, physical activity.

RESULTS:

The distributions of serum 25(OH)D quartiles differed by race/ethnicity, education and smoking status. After adjustment for multiple lifestyle factors, serum 25(OH)D was not related to lean body mass, grip strength or the composite physical function score (all P>0.20). There was no variation in the associations between 25(OH)D level and outcomes by race/ethnicity. The relationship between PTH and the outcomes revealed similar results.

CONCLUSION:

In this population-based sample of adult men with a broad age range, there was no association between serum 25(OH)D concentration and lean body mass, muscle strength and physical function after controlling for multiple lifestyle factors.

PMID:
21083597
PMCID:
PMC3066063
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2265.2010.03926.x
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