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Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Volume 2017, Article ID 9056470, 5 pages
Research Article

Vitamin D Status and Its Association with Parathyroid Hormone Concentration in Brazilians

College of Human, Social and Health Sciences, Universidade Fumec, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Mariana Gontijo Ramos; moc.liamg@somarojitnoganairam

Received 12 July 2016; Revised 7 November 2016; Accepted 28 November 2016; Published 7 February 2017

Academic Editor: H. K. Biesalski

Copyright © 2017 Juliana Sálvio Martins et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Vitamins are organic compounds that play a vital role in the control of metabolic processes. The D complex is considered a nutrient with a hormonal action and has an important participation in the constant maintenance of serum and extracellular calcium levels. The present study aims to analyze the results of 105.588 vitamin D (25(OH)D) measurements obtained from a database from a clinical analysis laboratory in Brazil, between the years of 2011 and 2013. The values of 25(OH)D were correlated with age, gender, and values of PTH. The results show a high prevalence of values of 25(OH)D considered inadequate, characterizing 76% of the studied population. It was observed that 26,5% of the individuals had deficiency and 49,5% had insufficiency of vitamin D. It was also shown that there was a negative correlation between 25(OH)D and PTH levels. In conclusion, this study is in accordance with others that show a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in different populations and alerts us for the importance of these measurements and analysis in clinical practice and as a base for diagnosis and treatment of hypovitaminosis.