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2022 Aug

Minerva Med



Nutrition program, physical activity and gut microbiota modulation: a randomized controlled trial to promote a healthy lifestyle in students with vitamin D3 deficiency.


Tokarchuk A, Abenavoli L, Kobyliak N, Khomenko M, Revun M, Dolgaia N, Molochek N, Tsyryuk O, Garnytska A, Konakh V, Pellicano R, Fagoonee S, Ostapchenko L, Falalyeyeva T
Minerva Med. 2022 Aug; 113(4):683-694.
PMID: 35912804.


University students are a high-risk group for stress, consumption of junk food and significant weight gain over a short period. Inadequate vitamin D intake has been linked to many health issues, including chronic headache, apathy, aggression and depression. Furthermore, vitamin D deficiency led to dysbiosis of the gut microbiota. The purpose of our study was to estimate the effect of 90-days healthy lifestyle programs along with gut microbiota modulation in university students with vitamin D<inf>3</inf> deficiency.