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Revista chilena de nutrición

On-line version ISSN 0717-7518

Abstract

LEIVA, Laura et al. CALCIUM INTAKE AND VITAMIN D PLASMATIC LEVELS IN CELIAC CHILDREN: RISK FACTORS FOR THEIR FUTURE LIFE. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2003, vol.30, n.3, pp.250-254. ISSN 0717-7518.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182003000300005.

Objetives: To evaluate calcium intake and plasma vitamin D levels in ceoliac children. Methods and Subjets: 25 celiac patients (20 females and 5 males, 5 to 15 years old) with good compliance to gluten free diet for al least the last 2 years. Calcium intake was evaluated by three 24 hours recordatory surveys. 25(OH) vitamin D was determined by RIA (INCSTAR). Results: 80% of patients had a low calcium intake according to NIH concensus; average intake of children less than 10 years of age was 866±423 and 605±237 mg/day in older than 11 years of age. Vitamin D deficiency ( <37.5 nmol/L or 15 ng/mL) was founded in 5 of the patients 20%, of whom 4 corresponded to samples taken in winter time and one sample taken in summer time. In 2 cases the deficiency was severe (<20 nmol/L or < 8 ng/mL).In celiac patients hypovitaminosis D and low calcium intake were frequent situations. Conclusions: Low plasmatic levels of vitamin D and low calcium intake were frequent situations founded in celiac patients, that could produce the bone mass deficit detected in these patients and facilitate osteoporosis and diabetes mellitus in their future life. Celiac patients should be evaluated for vitamin D plasmatic levels and calcium intake in check up of these patients and if necessary to suplemment with calcium and vitamin D

Keywords : vitamin D; celiac disease; children; adolescents.

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