Vitamin D to affect mental health in obese patients
Mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, stresses, and low sleep quality are common among overweight/obese women. The relation of vitamin D and its blood carrier, vitamin D binding protein (VDBP), to mental health is still unknown.
Findings published in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN concluded that this study provided evidence supporting that higher serum vitamin D may be related to decreased odds of stress and higher vitamin D binding protein is related to increased risk of depression.
The cross sectional study was conducted in Iran found that higher serum 25(OH)D was marginally related to decreased odds of stress, but, women with higher vitamin D binding protein levels had a marginal increased risk for depression.
Dr. Nandita Mohan
BDS, MDS( Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry)