Accession Number:

ADA549597

Title:

Vitamin D Levels and Related Genetic Polymorphisms, Sun Exposure, Skin Color, and Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2011

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

We have been collecting more participants from the participating sites with funding from Dr. Kittles laboratory. Preliminary findings showed that the rates of vitamin D deficiency with prospective specimen collection are 76 of all men. Rates of vitamin D deficiency were approximately 45 of European American men in Chicago and 86-95 of African American men depending on which deficiency cutoff definition used. The most predictive factor for being vitamin D deficient was season of the blood draw. Additionally, dietary intake of vitamin D was less than 200IU per day and the majority was not taking vitamin D supplementation. The mean vitamin D levels are lowest in African American men followed by Hispanic men, whom were also more deficient than European American men.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE