The association between gastric bacterial infection and low level of vitamin D among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus


Objectives: The present research aimed to find an association between infection by Helicobacter pylori and vitamin D deficiency in type 2 diabetic Iraqis attending Al-Yarmouk Teaching Hospital.Methods: According to fasting blood glucose, the samples were divided into a non-diabetic group with ten diabetic individuals and a diabetic group with thirty individuals.Results: The anti-H. pylori (IgG) levels were 86.77±58.62 NTU/μL in diabetic patients compared with 10.12_7.40 NTU/μL in non-diabetic group. Vitamin D levels were decreased significantly in infected patients compared to non-infected subjects.Conclusion: The H. pylori-infected patients have recorded the lowest level of vitamin D than non-infected individuals.