Is vitamin D deficiency an independent risk factor for obesity and abdominal obesity in women?

Tamer G. , Mesci B., Tamer I., Kilic D., Arik S.

Endokrynologia Polska, vol.63, pp.196-201, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : Endokrynologia Polska
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-201


Introduction: Vitamin D has been determined to have some effects on p cell function and insulin sensitivity, and it is known that type 2 diabetes mellitus and hyperparathyroidism can cause obesity. The aim of our study was to investigate if vitamin D deficiency without diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome is associated with obesity and abdominal obesity.