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Effect of vitamin D3 on self-perceived fatigue

Overview of attention for article published in Medicine, December 2016
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Title
Effect of vitamin D3 on self-perceived fatigue
Published in
Medicine, December 2016
DOI 10.1097/md.0000000000005353
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Authors

Albina Nowak, Lukas Boesch, Erik Andres, Edouard Battegay, Thorsten Hornemann, Christoph Schmid, Heike A. Bischoff-Ferrari, Paolo M. Suter, Pierre-Alexandre Krayenbuehl

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency is frequent and has been associated with fatigue in uncontrolled trials. This is the first double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of per os vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) in treating fatigue among otherwise healthy persons with low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels. We enrolled 120 individuals (mean age 29 ± 6 years, 53% women) presenting with fatigue and vitamin D deficiency (serum 25(OH)D < 20 μg/L). Participants were randomized to a single oral dose of 100,000 units of vitamin D or placebo. The primary endpoint was intra-individual change in the fatigue assessment scale (FAS) at 4 weeks after treatment. The mean age of the participants was 29 ± 6 years, 53% were women. Mean FAS decreased significantly more in the vitamin D group (-3.3 ± 5.3; 95% confidence interval [CI] for change -14.1 to 4.1) compared with placebo (-0.8 ± 5.3; 95% CI for change -9.0 to 8.7); (P = 0.01). Amelioration of fatigue was reported more frequently in vitamin D than in placebo group (42 [72%] vs. 31 [50%]; P = 0.01; odds ratio [OR] 2.63, 95% CI for OR 1.23-5.62). Among all participants, improvement in fatigue score correlated with the rise in 25(OH)D level (R = -0.22, P = 0.02). Vitamin D treatment significantly improved fatigue in otherwise healthy persons with vitamin D deficiency.This study was registered at the www.ClinicalTrials.gov Protocol ID NCT02022475.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 59 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 23%
Student > Bachelor 9 15%
Other 9 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Researcher 4 7%
Other 12 20%
Unknown 7 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 11 18%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 47. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 June 2019.
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