J. Cai et al. (Department of Geriatric Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital, Xiamen, P.R. China) investigated changes in the level of serum 25-OH vitamin D [25-hydroxyvitamin D, 25(OH)D] in patients with NAFLD and the correlation between the severity of NAFLD and 25(OH)D. Their retrospective analysis was performed on 385 NAFLD patients and 347 healthy people.
The level of 25(OH)D in the NAFLD group was lower than that in control group. There was a significant negative correlation between 25(OH)D and the severity of patients in the NAFLD group. Lowly expressed in the serum of NAFLD patients, 25(OH)D has a significant negative correlation with the severity of NAFLD. This confirms previous results, and is of guiding significance for the prevention and treatment.