ESPE Abstracts (2015) 84 P-3-885

Is vitamin D Important Player in Hepatosteatosis in Childhood Obesity?

Elif Ozsua, Feyza Nur Topcub & Derya Acar Tepea


aDepartment of Pediatric Endocrinology, Samsun Obstetrics and Children Hospital, Samsun, Turkey; bDepartment of Family Medicine, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey


Background and aim: Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health problem. Obesity-related complications such as hepatic steatosis or type 2 diabetes can now be monitored even during early childhood. The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between vitamin D levels and obesity with hepatosteatosis (HS) in children.

Methods: A total of 128 children with obesity were included in this study. HS was diagnosed using ultrasonography. HS was graded. 25-hydroxyvitamin D, calsium, phoshate alkaline phosphatase, parathormone, serum lipid level, glucose and insuline level were measured. Data were analysed using two categories; obesity with HS and obesity without HS.

Results: A total of 128 children were studied. In our study group 42% was male and the mean age 12.1+3.1 (range 4–18 years) HS was identified in 39% (n: 50) There was a high prevalence (122/128 95%) of vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency; however, there were no significant associations between vitamin D level and HS. Uric acide, ALT, trigliseride level were significantly different in two groupes.

Conclusions: There is a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in children with HS however, no association was found between vitamin D deficiency and HS.

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