Volume 14 No 2 (2022): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education
EVALUATION OF THE VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AMONG OBESE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS- AN ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Dr. Sourabh Ramesh Joshi, Dr. Debasis Sahu, Dr. Kommuri Kavya Reddy, Dr. Yella Ramya, Dr. Sharmila Priyanka Betha, Dr. Heena Dixit Tiwari, Dr. Rahul VC Tiwari
Keywords: vitamin D; obesity; weight–loss; body composition.
Aim The purpose of our research was to evaluate the Vitamin D deficiency amongst obese children and teens. Methodology A double–blind randomized placebo–controlled trial. Vitamin D deficient patients (<30 ng/ml level of vitamin D) aged 6–14, participating in multidisciplinary weight management program were randomly allocated to receiving vitamin D (1200 IU) or placebo for the first 26 weeks of the intervention. Results Out of the 130 qualified patients, 109 (72%) completed a full cycle of four visits scheduled in the program. There was no difference in the level of BMI (body mass index) change – both raw BMI and BMI centiles. Although the reduction of BMI centiles was greater in the vitamin D vs. placebo group (4.28± 8.43) vs. (2.53± 6.10) the difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.319). Conclusion Our study ads substantial results to support the thesis on no effect of vitamin D supplementation on body weight reduction in children and adolescents with vitamin D insufficiency undergoing a weight management program.
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