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Researchers from Seoul National University College of Medicine Report on Findings in Blood Pressure


By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Hematology Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Blood Pressure. According to news reporting originating from Seoul, South Korea, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The purpose of current study was to investigate associations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (OHVD) levels with markers for metabolic syndrome in elderly Koreans. We conducted a panel study on 301 individuals over 60 yr old in Seoul, Korea, and repeatedly measured serum OHVD, glucose, insulin, and lipid levels."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Seoul National University College of Medicine, "Mixed effect model and generalized estimating equations were used to investigate relationships between serum OHVD levels with marker levels for metabolic syndrome and each of its categories. Of all subjects, 76.6% were vitamin D deficient (<50 nM) and 16.9% were insufficient (<75 nM). Inverse association was demonstrated between serum OHVD levels and insulin (p=0.004), triglyceride (p=0.023) and blood pressure (systolic blood pressure: p=0.002; diastolic blood pressure: p<0.001). Vitamin D deficiency was found to increase risk of 'hypertriglyceridemia' category of metabolic syndrome (odds ratio: 1.73, 95% confidence interval: 1.13-2.66)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We found from our repeated measure analysis that decreasing serum OHVD levels are associated with increasing insulin resistance, increasing serum triglyceride levels and increasing blood pressure in elderly Koreans, and confirmed on the risk of 'hypertriglyceridemia' in vitamin D deficient subjects."

For more information on this research see: Association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels with markers for metabolic syndrome in the elderly: a repeated measure analysis. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 2012;27(6):653-60 (see also Blood Pressure).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.Y. Park, Dept. of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Seoul, Healthcare, Proinsulin, South Korea, Blood Pressure, Peptide Hormones, Metabolic Syndrome, Diseases and Conditions.

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