all kidney disease patients on dialysis have
vitamin D deficiency
Research abounds that adequate vitamin D is
essential for good health. Unfortunately,
however, millions of Americans are not getting
enough of this so-called "sunshine"
vitamin. Now it turns out that one group in
particular is almost universally lacking in
vitamin D. According to a study slated for
publication in an upcoming issue of the Clinical
Journal of the American Society Nephrology
(CJASN), kidney disease patients who have
low blood protein levels and who start dialysis
during the winter are at extremely high risk
of being seriously deficient in vitamin D.
MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, and
his research team studied data from 908 U.S.
dialysis patients in the Accelerated Mortality
on Renal Replacement (ArMORR) cohort. The
scientists' goal was to investigate routinely
measured clinical and demographic characteristics
to see if they could figure out which patients
with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis
are at increased risk for vitamin D deficiency.
showed that 79% of the patients in the study
were vitamin D deficient. The strongest predictors
of a lack of vitamin D were being African-American,
female, the winter season, and low blood levels
of the protein albumin. In fact, when
all these factors came together, the result
was that every single kidney disease patient
was deficit in vitamin D.
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