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Study finds vitamin D deficiency more prevalent in a psychiatric population compared to general population

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2019 DEC 05 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Mental Health News Daily -- Fresh data on Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions - Vitamin D Deficiency are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Lyon, France, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “- The main objective of the study was to assess 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) status in a psychiatric population in France according to psychiatric diagnoses. The secondary objective was to investigate a correlation between 25(OH)D and CRP.”

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, “- A retrospective study from February 1st, 2014 to January 31, 2016, was carried out in a French psychiatric hospital. Inpatients with a 25(OH)D measure were included. Variables including ethnic origin, BMI, psychiatric diagnoses, medical history and CRP were collected. Factors associated with 25(OH)D and CRP were studied in univariate and multivariate analyses, as was the correlation between 25(OH)D and CRP. - Among 604 patients included, 80.6% presented 25(OH)D deficiency of which 46.9% with 25(OH)D < 50nmol/L. 25(OH)D varied with age, ethnic origin, BMI, season, CRP and medical history. It was associated with schizophrenia in univariate analysis but not in multivariate analyses considering age and BMI. CRP varied with age, BMI and medical conditions but not with psychiatric diagnoses. 25(OH)D was inversely correlated with CRP.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “- This psychiatric population was significantly more deficient in 25(OH)D than the French population in general. 25(OH)D was inversely correlated with CRP as observed in the general population.”

For more information on this research see: Vitamin D deficiency in a psychiatric population and correlation between vitamin D and CRP. L’Encephale, 2019;45(5):376-383. L’Encephale can be contacted at: Masson Editeur, 21 Street Camille Desmoulins, Issy, 92789 Moulineaux Cedex 9, France. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; L’Encephale - http://www.journals.elsevier.com/lencephale/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Faivre, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Dept Sante Rockfeller, 8 Ave Rockefeller, F-69008 Lyon, France. Additional authors for this research include M.J. Dealberto, N. Roche and F. Lacerre.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.encep.2019.02.005. 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.

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