ESTIMATION OF SERUM VITAMIN D3 LEVEL IN METABOLIC SYNDROME PATIENTS: AN OPD BASED STUDY IN THE URBAN AREA OF BHUBANESWAR
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Saumyajit Maiti, Kamal Lochan Das
Volume : 2
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-6377
Print ISSN : 2394-6369
Article First Page : 33
Article End Page : 40
Background: The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors: diabetes and raised fasting plasma glucose, abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia and high blood pressure. This syndrome, predominant in western part of the globe, is now encroaching in the developing countries of the eastern world very rapidly. Another emerging problem is vitamin D deficiency. Though India is a tropical country, but this problem is spreading noticeably.
Aims & Objectives: To estimate the level of vitamin D3 amongst the patients of metabolic syndrome and to find out any relation from the result when was compared with the level of vitamin D3 of age-sex matched control group.
Materials & Methods: In this cross-sectional, observational study, serum vitamin D3 levels were estimated in 150 metabolic syndrome patients of 30-60 age group as well as 150 age-sex matched normal individuals of same age group in the OPD of the Department of Medicine, Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, an urban area of Bhubaneswar, Odisha over a period of one and half year (September 2012 to February 2014).
Results: Serum vitamin D3 level is remarkably decreased in metabolic syndrome patients in comparison with that of the control group. And it is also observed that in the older age group of metabolic syndrome patients, serum vitamin D3 levels are drastically reduced in contrast to that of the same age group of controls.
Conclusion: From this study, we can draw a conclusion that the assessment of serum vitamin D3 in the cases of metabolic syndrome is of prime importance.
Key words: Metabolic syndrome, vitamin D3, Urban area.