Vitamin D and Ischemic Stroke


Farhad Iranmanesh 1 , * , Faranak Gadari 2

1 Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

2 General Practitioner, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

How to Cite: Iranmanesh F, Gadari F. Vitamin D and Ischemic Stroke, Hormozgan Med J. 2011 ; 15(3):e88482.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 15 (3); e88482
Published Online: April 19, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 31, 2010
Accepted: April 19, 2011


Introduction: stroke is the most important brain disease. Stroke leads to a reduction in
bone density, altered calcium homeostasis, and an increase in hip fractures. Some recent
studies show effects of vitamin D on stroke and vice versa. The purpose of this study was to
determine of serum vitamin D levels in patients with acute stroke.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, we compared the serum 25-dihydroxyvitamin D
levels of 44 patients with first-ever ischemic stroke with results obtained by measuring 44
healthy ambulant elderly subjects. Data were analyzed using T-test and ANOVA.
Results:  patients in two groups were male and the rest were female. The average age of
all patients in both groups were .±13.4. The mean of serum vitamin D in acute stroke
was .1±6.33 and in control group was .4±5.28. There was no significant difference
between the two groups on serum level of vitamin D. There was no significant difference
between serum vitamin D with age and sex.
Conclusion: There was no difference in serum vitamin D in patients with acute stroke and



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