:: Volume 8, Issue 3 (5-2018) ::
Iran J Ped Hematol Oncol 2018, 8(3): 180-186 Back to browse issues page
Vitamin D Deficiency and its Relation with Cancer in Children
Elnaz Sheikhpour Dr , Zahra Sadri Mrs, Safiyehsadat Heydari Mrs, Fatemeh Ghanizadeh Mrs, Hadi Zare-Zardini Dr, Aref Atefi Mr, Azam Hashemi Dr, Tahereh Fallah Mrs, Esmat Ghiaspour Mrs
Hematology and Oncology Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
Abstract:   (283 Views)
Vitamin D deficiency is known as the most common nutritional deficiency. It is created during infancy due to different factors, including decreased dietary intake, decreased dermal synthesis, malabsorption, enzyme-inducing medications, and exclusive breastfeeding. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor bone health such as rickets and osteomalacia in children. Despite vitamin D plays an important role in bone health, its role in pediatric cancer is not detected and remained unknown; therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the role of vitamin D deficiency and its relation with cancer in children.  Vitamin D in cancer children has been considered as a contributory factor for skeletal pathologies. Children with cancer may be at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency due to side effects which are induced by the disease and multiple treatments, given that chemotherapy and clinical radiation play a main role in decreased bone mineral density. Therefore, possible role of vitamin D deficiency in cancer pathogenesis and progression is well defined. It seems that these patients should be taken sufficient amount of calcium and vitamin D during chemotherapy and afterward.
Keywords: Cancer, Children, Vitamin D Deficiency
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/12/10 | Accepted: 2018/04/18 | Published: 2018/07/1


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