International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Research Paper | Medical Science | Iraq | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019


Vitamin D Insufficiency and Thyroid Capacity in Postmenopausal Women

Dr. Taha Hashem Abdulgafoor Al-Ani


Abstract: About half of the world's population suffer from Vitamin D inadequacy. Although there are reports of Vitamin D insufficiency in immune-mediated hypothyroidism, an association between Vit. D and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels has yet to be revealed. This prospective study was conducted at Al-Karama Teaching Hospital in Baghdad from January to December 2016 on (150) postmenopausal women whose average age was (62.2±5.3) years, and their records during routine maintenance vis-its were reviewed. All patients were examined for the symptoms related to thyroid function and osteoporosis. Participants were divided into three subgroups according to their TSH levels (below 4.0 mIU/L). Patient characteristics and Vit. D levels were compared between these subgroups. Multivariate linear regression model was constructed using serum Vit. D and serum TSH as the dependent variables to identify factors independently associated with these laboratory values. Vitamin D was insufficient (10-30 ng/mL) in 20 (17.2%) and deficient (


Keywords: Vitamin D insufficiency, TSH, Menopausal women


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,


Pages: 605 - 608


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