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Nutr Hosp. 2019 Oct 17;36(5):1067-1073. doi: 10.20960/nh.02571.

[How does vitamin D influence body composition, sarcopenia and lifespan in older persons? A retrospective study of nine years].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

Author information

1
Hospital Regional de Arica doctor Juan Noé Crevani.
2
Escuela de Kinesiología. Facultad de Salud. Universidad Santo Tomás.
3
Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad de Atacama.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

BACKGROUND:

hypovitaminosis D has a prevalence of 50,4% in older persons. This population has grown globally in an impressive way during the last 20 years. In addition, the deficiency of vitamin D (< 30 ng/ml) could raise the risk of mortality in this population.

OBJECTIVES:

to know whether vitamin D levels less than 30 ng/ml have an impact on mortality for overall causes, cardiovascular causes, cancer or injuries (falls) in a follow-up period of nine years in elderly subjects.

METHODS:

a retrospective longitudinal study with nine years period of observation; 418 elderly subjects were followed, and they were recruited in 2004 to participate in a study about vitamin D supplementation and muscle strength.

RESULTS:

vitamin D levels below 30 ng/dl increase by almost three times the probability of dying (OR = 2.77, IC = 1.81-3.85), while the same level of vitamin D is associated with a double risk of dying from cardiovascular causes (OR = 1.78, CI = 1.21-2.09) in the unadjusted model. For cancer mortality and falls, no significant results were obtained. Vitamin D would not act as a protective factor against mortality.

CONCLUSIONS:

vitamin D levels less than 30 ng/ml could be a risk factor for general mortality.

KEYWORDS:

Composición corporal. Sobrevida. Personas mayores. Sarcopenia. Hipovitaminosis.

PMID:
31516005
DOI:
10.20960/nh.02571
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