Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2016, Vol 14, Num, 1     (Pages: 025-030)

Vitamin D Levels of Asthmatic Children with and Without Obesity

Mustafa Erkoçoğlu 1, Murat Çapanoğlu 2, Ersoy Civelek 2, Ayşenur Kaya 2, Zeynep Giniş 3, Müge Toyran 2, Emine Dibek Mısırlıoğlu 2, Can Naci Kocabaş 4,

1 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Abant İzzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Bolu, Turkey
2 Department of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Ankara Pediatric Hematology Oncology Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Biochemistry, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Pediatric Allergy, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Medical Faculty, Muğla, Turkey

DOI: 10.21911/aai.5049
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Objective: Asthma and obesity are important public health problems that affect millions of people in the world. Recently it has been shown that vitamin D may affect the prevalence of allergic disease and obesity. In this study, we evaluated the correlations between vitamin D, asthma, obesity and severity of asthma.

Materials and Methods: One hundred and nineteen subjects were included in the study. The study population consisted of four ageand sex-matched groups: Obese asthmatic children as group 1 (n:34), non-obese asthmatic children as group 2 (n:28), obese nonasthmatic children as group 3 (n:30) and non-obese non-asthmatic children as group 4 (n:27).

Results: There was no significant difference in serum vitamin D levels between groups. Also there was no difference between groups when we compared the serum vitamin D levels according to the severity of asthma.

Conclusion: There was no correlation between levels of serum vitamin D and presence of asthma and obesity.

Keywords : Asthma, children, obesity, severity of asthma, vitamin D