ASSOCIATION BETWEEN VITAMIN D LEVEL AND TOTAL COMORBIDITY STATUS IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS


GÖKÇEN N. , COŞKUN BENLİDAYI İ. , KOCAER A., BAŞARAN S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.21, no.4, pp.536-543, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.31086/tjgeri.2018.59
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.536-543

Abstract

Introduction: Vitamin D is known as an anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and immune-modulating hormone, which plays an important role in common diseases in the geriatric population, such as hypertension and cerebrovascular disorders. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to various diseases in the literature. However, the association between vitamin D and multiple comorbidities remains unclear due to limited published data. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between vitamin D levels and multiple comorbidities in elderly patients.