Relationship between Helicobacter pylori infections and vitamin D level and lipid profile in some obese Iraqi women

Document Type : Research Paper


1 College of nursing, University of Baghdad, Iraq

2 Biology department, College of science, Mustansiriyah University, Iraq


There is a growing interest around the world for Vitamin D vital role in eradication of many infectious and non-infectious diseases, besides its effect on different biological parameters in the body, and it was the aim of this study to study the relation of Vit D levels and H.pylori infection with detection of its effect on lipid profile in presence of obesity. A total of 100 obese healthy volunteers, aged 25-60 years, were involved in this study. Their body mass index was calculated. Subjects submit to blood tests, including measurements of vitamin D (25-OH) level and lipid profile in addition to Rapid Anti H. pylori. Results revealed that there was no statistical difference in mean vitamin D level between individuals with and without H. pylori after age analysis and sufficient vitamin D levels significantly related to decrease in H.pylori infection. In H .pylori-positive patients vitamin D levels were lower than those in H .pylori-negative patients.


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