TUFAN NAYIR1*, CANAN GÖNEN AYDIN2, ALI EROĞLU3, SÜLEYMAN KASIM TAŞ
1Ministry of Health of Turkey Republic - 2Baltalımani Bone Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Sports Medicine Clinic - 3Erenköy Physical Therapy And Rehabilitation Hospital, Sports Medicine Clinic - 4Baltalımanı Bone Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic
Objectives: The aim of this paper is to evaluate whether making regular sports activities cause vitamin D increase status at the Turkish athletes of 17 different sport modalities.
Methods: A total of 1126 athletes were included in the study who applied to the Baltalimanı Bone Diseases Hospital Sports Medicine Polyclinic between April 2015 and 2016. There were 17 different group of athletes. Vitamin D levels of the athletes were evaluated.
Results: 39.7% of the participants were women while 60.3% were men. There was a significant difference in height and weight between the men and women in the study group (p=0.03 and p=0.00). Athletes were classified according to years of sport start. There was no statistically significant difference between groups in terms of vitamin D levels Although beginners had low levels of vitamin D, there was no significant difference (p=0.577) when compared to other groups. There was no statistically significant difference between ALP, P, Ca and PTH values according to years of sport start in females and males.
Conclusion: In this study, even those who are engaged in long-lasting sports have not found enough vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D, Sports, Athletes, Sports Medicine.