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Benefits of sunlight: Vitamin D deficiency might increase the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy

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Autor(es):
Scorza, Fulvio A. [1] ; de Albuquerque, Marly [1] ; Arida, Ricardo M. [2] ; Terra, Vera C. [3] ; Machado, Helio R. [3] ; Cavalheiro, Esper A. [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, EPM, Disciplina Neurol Expt, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, EPM, Dept Fisiol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, Ctr Cirurgia Epilepsia CIREP, Dept Neurociencias & Ciencias Comportamento, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Medical Hypotheses; v. 74, n. 1, p. 158-161, Jan. 2010.
Área do conhecimento: Ciências Biológicas - Fisiologia
Citações Web of Science: 10
Assunto(s):Neurologia   Sistema nervoso central   Epilepsia   Anticonvulsivantes   Deficiência de vitamina D
Resumo

Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the most important direct epilepsy-related cause of death. Information concerning risk factors for SUDEP is conflicting, but high seizure frequency is a potential risk factor. Additionally, potential pathomechanisms for SUDEP are unknown, but it is very probable that cardiac arrhythmias during and between seizures or transmission of epileptic activity to the heart via the autonomic nervous system potentially play a role. In parallel, studies have shown a link between vitamin D dysfunction and epilepsy. Moreover, several evidences in the literature suggest an association between low vitamin D and seizures, indicating the possibility of anticonvulsant properties of this hormone. Quite interesting, a growing body of data suggests that low vitamin D levels may adversely affect cardiovascular health, directly associated with death from heart failure and sudden cardiac death. In view of the above findings, our research group focused in this review article that SUDEP, at least in some cases, could be related with low vitamin D levels. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 04/10820-6 - Efeito do exercicio fisico na plasticidade cerebral de ratos em desenvolvimento submetidos a multiplos status epile
Beneficiário:Ricardo Mario Arida
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 07/00763-3 - O papel do ômega-3 no modelo de epilepsia induzido pela pilocarpina
Beneficiário:Fulvio Alexandre Scorza
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular