Folia Medica 63(6): 965-969, doi: 10.3897/folmed.63.e62417
Association between Dyslipidemia and Vitamin D Deficiency: a Cross-Sectional Study
expand article infoZahrah Fathi Sharba, Rawaa Hadi Shareef, Basim A. Abd§, Evan Noori Hameed
‡ University of Kufa, Najaf, Iraq§ university of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq
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Introduction: Dyslipidemia is one of the most common metabolic disorders. Vitamin D is one of the essential fat soluble vitamins which has many functions in the human body.

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between dyslipidemia and vitamin D deficiency.

Materials and methods: This is a cross-sectional study which included 130 participants (58 males and 72 females) aged between 20-70 years and conducted between June 1 and October 30, 2020. The level of vitamin D was determined for each participant; we also measured the serum levels of cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein, and low density lipoprotein.

Results: There were 79 persons with vitamin D deficiency, 21 persons were vitamin D insufficient, and 10 - vitamin D sufficient. There were significant differences in the level of cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density and low-density lipoproteins according to the level of vitamin D.

Conclusions: Deficiency of vitamin D has a negative impact on the levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density and low-density lipoproteins.

cholesterol, dyslipidemia, high-density lipoproteins, low-density lipoprotein, triglyceride, vitamin D