Breastfeeding woman are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency than non-breastfeeding women - insights from the German VitaMinFemin study

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/1647
dc.identifier.uri http://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/1672
dc.contributor.author Gellert, Sandra
dc.contributor.author Ströhle, Alexander
dc.contributor.author Hahn, Andreas
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-21T06:56:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-21T06:56:16Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Gellert, S.; Ströhle, A.; Hahn, A.: Breastfeeding woman are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency than non-breastfeeding women - insights from the German VitaMinFemin study. In: International Breastfeeding Journal 12 (2017), Nr. 1, 19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-017-0105-1
dc.description.abstract Background: Despite increased awareness of the adverse health effects of vitamin D deficiency, only a few studies have evaluated the vitamin D status (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OHD)]) of breastfeeding women and up to now, no information exits for German breastfeeding women. Therefore, the aim of study was to determine the vitamin D status of breastfeeding women compared to non-pregnant and non-breastfeeding (NPNB) women. Methods: This cross-sectional study investigated 124 breastfeeding women and 124 age and season matched NPNB women from the German "Vitamin and mineral status among German women" study. The study participants were recruited from April 2013 to March 2015 and did not take vitamin D supplements. Serum 25(OH)D was analyzed by chemiluminescent immunoassay. Results: Vitamin D deficiency (<25.0 nmol/L) was prevalent in 26.6% of the breastfeeding women. The majority of women (49.2%) showed 25(OH)D concentration between 25.0 and 49.9 nmol/L. In multiple binary logistic regression analysis, breastfeeding women had a 4.0-fold higher odds ratio (OR) (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.8, 8.7) for vitamin D deficiency than NPNB women. For breastfeeding women, the risk of vitamin D deficiency was higher in the winter and spring months (OR: 2.6, 95% CI 1.1, 6.3) and increased with lower longitude per one unit (OR 0.7, 95% CI 0.6, 0.9). Conclusion: Breastfeeding women in Germany had a higher risk of deficient vitamin D levels than NPNB women. In further studies, the optimal vitamin D status for breastfeeding women should be investigated and also the required vitamin D doses to ensure this vitamin D status. Trial registration: German Clinical Trial Register (identification number: DRKS00004789 ). eng
dc.description.sponsorship Rottapharm Madaus GmbH
dc.description.sponsorship Meda AB
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher London : BioMed Central Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Breastfeeding Journal 12 (2017), Nr. 1
dc.rights CC BY 4.0
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject 25(OH)D eng
dc.subject Breastfeeding period eng
dc.subject Germany eng
dc.subject Vitamin D eng
dc.subject.ddc 610 | Medizin, Gesundheit ger
dc.title Breastfeeding woman are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency than non-breastfeeding women - insights from the German VitaMinFemin study
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 1746-4358
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-017-0105-1
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 1
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 12
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 19
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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