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Serum Concentrations of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Depression in a General Middle-Aged to Elderly Population in Finland

Overview of attention for article published in The Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging, March 2018
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Title
Serum Concentrations of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Depression in a General Middle-Aged to Elderly Population in Finland
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The Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging, March 2018
DOI 10.1007/s12603-017-0948-6
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M. Vidgren, J. K. Virtanen, T. Tolmunen, T. Nurmi, T.-P. Tuomainen, S. Voutilainen, Anu Ruusunen

Abstract

Low concentrations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] have been postulated to associate with an increased prevalence of depression. As there are a limited number of publications on this issue, we examined the association between serum 25(OH)D and depression in a general middle-aged or older population. A population-based cross-sectional study. A total of 1602 men and women from the population-based Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study (KIHD) in Eastern Finland, aged 53-73 y in 1998-2001, were analysed. Depressive symptoms were assessed with the DSM-III depression scale, and those individuals who had scores over 4 (range 0-12) or had reported undergoing current antidepressant therapy, were considered as suffering from depression. Associations were estimated in serum 25(OH)D tertiles using logistic regression. Among the participants, 183 subjects (11.4%) were considered to have depression. The mean age of the subjects was 62.6 years (SD 6.4, range 53.4-73.8 years). The mean serum 25(OH)D concentration was 43.8 nmol/L (SD 17.7, range 8.5-112.8 nmol/L), concentrations <50 nmol/L were observed in 65.0% of the subjects, and only 5.0% displayed concentrations ≥75 nmol/L. After multivariable adjustments, the odds ratios for having depression in the tertiles (from highest to the lowest) of serum 25(OH)D were 1, 1.35 (95 % CI: 0.87, 2.09) and 1.64 (95 % CI: 1.03, 2.59), P for trend=0.036. These findings indicate that a lower concentration of serum 25(OH)D is associated with a higher prevalence of depression in an elderly general population.

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Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor > Associate Professor 3 25%
Student > Postgraduate 2 17%
Lecturer 1 8%
Student > Master 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Other 4 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 42%
Unspecified 4 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Psychology 1 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 8%
Other 0 0%

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