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Alwan, Abir; Al Rassy, Nathalie; Berro, Abdel-Jalil; Rizkallah, Maroun; Matta, Joseph; Frenn, Fabienne; Bachour, Falah; Sebaaly, Amer; Maalouf, Ghassan; Zouhal, Hassane; El Hage, Rawad

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The relation between vitamin D and trabecular bone score (TBS) in young adults remains unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] serum levels and TBS in a healthy adult population. A total of 54 men and 61 women whose ages range from 18 to 35 participated in the present study. Participants with 25(OH)D insufficiency (between 21-29 ng/mL) were 55.7%, and those with 25(OH)D deficiency (≤ 20 ng/mL) were 11.4%. TBS positively correlated to 25(OH)D in men (r = 0.393, p <, 0.05) and women (r= 0.324, p<, 0.05). In both genders, TBS was significantly higher in 25(OH)D-sufficient participants (≥30 ng/mL). The present study provides evidence that vitamin D positively affects bone health and suggests that maintaining adequate vitamin D status may be essential for optimal TBS values.


Journal of Clinical Densitometry



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GE-Lunar     Lebanon     Vitamin D     Young Adult    
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