Low Serum Vitamin D levels are associated with Positional Ve
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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common peripheral vestibular diseases in vestibular clinics. The cumulative incidence is approximately 10% of the general population. A recent study suggests that low serum vitamin D levels are linked to BPPV.

This study aimed to evaluate the association between serum vitamin D levels and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The study findings were published in the Ear, Nose & Throat Journal.

This prospective study consisted of 137 participants. There were 69 participants in the BPPV group compared with 68 healthy participants. Blood samples from both groups were collected from all participants to assess serum vitamin D levels.

The results are:
--No significant difference in demographic data between BPPV and control groups. The results showed that the mean serum vitamin D levels in the BPPV group were lower than that of the control group.

--Among BPPV participants, there was no statistically significant difference between mean serum vitamin D levels of participants with recurrent BPPV, and that of newly diagnosed BPPV participants.

In conclusion, a statistically significant association is present between lower mean serum vitamin D levels in the BPPV group compared with that of the control group. Therefore, low serum vitamin D levels may be one of the risk factors for BPPV.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1177/01455613211008561
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