The assessment of relation between the level of serum hydroxy vit amin d (25 (OH)D) and lipid exchange indicators in infants with rickets related to obesity
The paper presents the study results of the serum 25(OH)D and lipid exchange indicators in infants with vitamin D- deficiency rickets related to obesity. Lower vitamin D status was found in patients with rickets who were obese, compared to children whose physical development was within the age norm (p<0,05). A direct correlation between serum hydroxyvitamin D and high- density lipoproteins (HDL) (r=0,91, p<0,001) in infants was observed. A strong inverse correlation between the blood serum 25(OH)D data and triglycerides (TG) was found (r=-0,84, p<0,001). Based on data obtained in the study, we can assume the causal link between obesity and vitamin D-deficiency rickets in infants.