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The influence of dietary intake and sunlight exposure on the vitamin D status in an elderly Spanish group.
Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 1992; 62(4):303-7.IJ

Abstract

Traditional dietary habits and the living style in Spain should theoretically be enough to assure a healthy vitamin D status: a very high fish intake and one of the highest sun exposure rates of all countries in Europe. However, in spite of this, there is a high percentage in the elderly showing low vitamin D serum values. This paper is part of the Euronut-SENECA study, a major multicentre survey assessing the nutritional status in the elderly from 19 centres over 12 countries in Europe. In it, the vitamin D status in 55 healthy individuals from Spain has been studied and assessed by measuring dietary and supplemental vitamin D intakes; the influence of sunlight exposure such as physical activity, permanence in the sun, clothing, etc.; and 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25 (OH)D] serum concentration. The mean dietary intake was 1.3 +/- 1.5 micrograms/day, being fish, and specially fatty fish, the main source (62%). Of the total, 85% of the elderly did not reach the Spanish recommended dietary intake (2.5 micrograms/day). The mean 25(OH)D serum level was 25 +/- 14.7 nmol/l and there was a high percentage with deficit (13%) (8.4 +/- 1.9 nmol/l) and marginal (62%) (19.8 +/- 4.2 nmol/l) levels. People who usually walked 1.9 +/- 1.3 hours/day or stayed in the sun "every day" or "as much as possible", had higher (p < 0.05) serum 25 (OH)D concentrations (27.7 +/- 2.4 nmol/l and 31.3 +/- 3.7 nmol/l, respectively) than people who did not (16.6 +/- 1.2 nmol/l and 21.3 +/- 2.1 nmol/l, respectively).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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Departamento de Nutrición, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1291532

Citation

Moreiras, O, et al. "The Influence of Dietary Intake and Sunlight Exposure On the Vitamin D Status in an Elderly Spanish Group." International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Internationale Zeitschrift Fur Vitamin- Und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal International De Vitaminologie Et De Nutrition, vol. 62, no. 4, 1992, pp. 303-7.
Moreiras O, Carbajal A, Perea I, et al. The influence of dietary intake and sunlight exposure on the vitamin D status in an elderly Spanish group. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 1992;62(4):303-7.
Moreiras, O., Carbajal, A., Perea, I., & Varela-Moreiras, V. (1992). The influence of dietary intake and sunlight exposure on the vitamin D status in an elderly Spanish group. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Internationale Zeitschrift Fur Vitamin- Und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal International De Vitaminologie Et De Nutrition, 62(4), 303-7.
Moreiras O, et al. The Influence of Dietary Intake and Sunlight Exposure On the Vitamin D Status in an Elderly Spanish Group. Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 1992;62(4):303-7. PubMed PMID: 1291532.
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