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Findings in the Area of Metabolic Syndrome Reported from Chonnam National University School of Medicine (Association Between Vitamin D Insufficiency...

Mental Health Weekly Digest

03-13-18

Findings in the Area of Metabolic Syndrome Reported from Chonnam National University School of Medicine (Association Between Vitamin D Insufficiency and Metabolic Syndrome in Patients With Psychotic Disorders)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health Weekly Digest -- Investigators publish new report on Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions - Metabolic Syndrome. According to news originating from Gwangju, South Korea, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "This study examined the association between vitamin D and metabolic syndrome in patients with psychotic disorders. The study enrolled 302 community-dwelling patients with psychotic disorders."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Chonnam National University School of Medicine, "Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, including blood pressure, physical activity, and dietary habit were gathered. Laboratory examinations included vitamin D, lipid profile, fasting plasma glucose, HbA1c, liver function, and renal function. Vitamin D insufficiency was defined as <20 ng/mL. Clinical characteristics associated with vitamin D insufficiency were identified. Among the 302 participants, 236 patients (78.1%) had a vitamin D insufficiency and 97 (32.1%) had metabolic syndrome. Vitamin D insufficiency was significantly associated with the presence of metabolic syndrome (p=0.006) and hypertension (p=0.017). Significant increases in triglycerides and alanine transaminase were observed in the group with a vitamin D insufficiency (p=0.002 and 0.011, respectively). After adjusting for physical activity and dietary habit scores, vitamin D insufficiency remained significantly associated with metabolic syndrome and hypertension."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Vitamin D insufficiency was associated with metabolic syndrome and was particularly associated with high blood pressure, although the nature, direction and implications of this association are unclear."

For more information on this research see: Association Between Vitamin D Insufficiency and Metabolic Syndrome in Patients With Psychotic Disorders. Psychiatry Investigation, 2018;(): (see also Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions - Metabolic Syndrome).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from T. Yoo, Dept. of Psychiatry, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include W. Choi, J.H. Hong, J.Y. Lee, J.M. Kim, I.S. Shin, S.J. Yang, P. Amminger, M. Berk, J.S. Yoon and S.W Kim.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.30773/pi.2017.08.30. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Gwangju, Healthcare, South Korea, Epidemiology, Mental Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Health and Medicine, Psychiatric Disorder, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions.

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