Investigating the patterns and determinants of seasonal variation in vitamin D status in Australian adults: the Seasonal D Cohort Study

King, Laura, Dear, Keith, Harrison, Simone L., Van der Mei, Ingrid, Brodie, Alison M., Kimlin, Michael G., and Lucas, Robyn M. (2016) Investigating the patterns and determinants of seasonal variation in vitamin D status in Australian adults: the Seasonal D Cohort Study. BMC Public Health, 16. 892. pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Background: Vitamin D status generally varies seasonally with changing solar UVB radiation, time in the sun, amount of skin exposed, and, possibly, diet. The Seasonal D Study was designed to quantify the amplitude and phase of seasonal variation in the serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, (25OH)D)) and identify the determinants of the amplitude and phase and those of inter-individual variability in seasonal pattern.

Methods: The Seasonal D Study collected data 2-monthly for 12 months, including demographics, personal sun exposure using a diary and polysulphone dosimeters over 7 days, and blood for serum 25(OH)D concentration. The study recruited 333 adults aged 18-79 years living in Canberra (35 degrees S, n = 168) and Brisbane (27 degrees South, n = 165), Australia.

Discussion: We report the study design and cohort description for the Seasonal D Study. The study has collected a wealth of data to examine inter- and intra-individual seasonal variation in vitamin D status and serum 25(OH)D levels in Australian adults.

Item ID: 45946
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1471-2458
Keywords: vitamin D, cohort, season, Australia, adult, determinants
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Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC #1023987
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 07:32
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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