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Serum vitamin D concentrations are related to depression in young adult US population: The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey – Source: International Archives of Medicine, Nov 11, 2010

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By Vijay Ganji, Cristiana Milone, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • November 27, 2010


Background: Vitamin D receptors have been mapped throughout the brain suggesting a role for vitamin D in psychosomatic disorders. Results from previous epidemiological studies on relation between vitamin D status and depression are equivocal. Also, limited information is available relating vitamin D status with depression in young adult US population.

Methods: Data from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used to assess association between serum vitamin D and depression in 7,970 non-institutionalized US residents, aged 15-39 years. Assessment of depression was done using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule developed by the National Institute of Mental Health. After accounting for several confounding variables in multivariate logistic regression analysis, we estimated odds ratios (OR) for having depression in vitamin D deficient persons in comparison to vitamin D sufficient persons.

Results: Women, non-Hispanic blacks, persons living below poverty, persons who did not consume supplements, persons living in South and West regions and in urban areas, persons with higher BMI, and persons with current depression had higher prevalence of vitamin D deficiency compared to their counterparts. [Odds Ratio] OR for having current depressive episodes in persons with serum vitamin D 50 nmol/L or less is significantly higher relative to those with serum vitamin D 75 nmol/L or more (OR=1.85; P=0.021). [Note: an odds ratio of 1.0 would indicate no difference in depression rate. In this case the odds of depression are 85% greater, nearly twice as great, for those with vitamin D levels 50nmol/L or less.]

Conclusions: In this large population based study, likelihood of having depression in persons with vitamin D deficiency is significantly higher compared to those with vitamin D sufficiency. Early diagnosis and intervention are paramount because coexistence of vitamin D deficiency and depression has serious negative consequences on health.

Source: International Archives of Medicine, Nov 11, 2010. Ganji V, Milone C, Cody MM, McCarty f, Wang YT.  Divisions of Nutrition and Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions, and Institute of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. [Email  vganji@gsu.edu]





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