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How Do You Know If Your Child Needs a Vitamin Supplement? - 1 views

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    Are vitamins really necessary for children? It is estimated that one third of children in the United States do take some form of nutritional supplementation. Anyone who has children and has sat down at the dinner table with them know that they can be picky eaters.
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Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D « World Vitamins Online - 2 views

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    Most infants in the United States aren't getting enough vitamin D and should be given supplements, a new federal government report shows.
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Vitamin D deficiency now so widespread that rickets is on the rise once again... - 1 views

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    A clinical review paper published in the British Medical Journal is warning the public that widespread vitamin D deficiency is resurrecting the once-obsolete disease called rickets.
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Learning Better Eating Habits - 1 views

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    Look at your patterns of eating diary. Are you eating all over your home or at work? Do you sometimes eat standing up? Or whilst doing other things? All of these situations may trigger of eating. Try to eat in just one place at home - and one at work. Sit down at a table and don't read or watch TV. You will gradually weaken your wide range of eating triggers and only want to eat in the 'proper place'.
Matti Narkia

DHA revisions offer hope to health claim rejections - 0 views

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    "The affirmation that the omega-3 DHA can benefit cognitive and eye health offers hope to previously rejected claims. And it's business as usual regarding the overall health claims process, despite ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, said a European Commission representative.

    At the NutraIngredients Health Claims 2010 conference in Brussels, the EC's Lars Korsholm explained the regulatory state-of-play for DHA claims.

    "I think it will offer some hope to previously rejected claims in the sense that these claims that are now subject for discussion are generic in the sense that if other food business operators than those who actually submitted the application can claim to fulfill the conditions of use then they are equally entitled to use the claim," explains Korsholm.

    The statements come in relation to an October decision whereby the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) affirmed that the omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and ALA, can benefit eye and cognitive development in babies.

    Responding to the public comment period for Merck Selbstmedikation GmbH's article 14 cognitive development claim that was rejected in March, EFSA affirmed its original stance that there was no need for additional supplementation of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) because it already existed at adequate levels in the diet.

    It supported their role in foetal and newborn eye and brain development but said there was an adequate supply in breast milk. "
Matti Narkia

Maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and childhood bone mass at age 9 years: a lo... - 0 views

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    Maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and childhood bone mass at age 9 years: a longitudinal study.
    Javaid MK, Crozier SR, Harvey NC, Gale CR, Dennison EM, Boucher BJ, Arden NK, Godfrey KM, Cooper C; Princess Anne Hospital Study Group.
    Lancet. 2006 Jan 7;367(9504):36-43. Erratum in: Lancet. 2006 May 6;367(9521):1486.
    PMID: 16399151
    doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(06)67922-1

    Interpretation
    Maternal vitamin D insufficiency is common during pregnancy and is associated with reduced bone-mineral accrual in the offspring during childhood; this association is mediated partly through the concentration of umbilical venous calcium. Vitamin D supplementation of pregnant women, especially during winter months, could lead to longlasting reductions in the risk of osteoporotic fracture in their offspring.
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Relationships between 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Plasma Glucose and Lipid Levels in... - 0 views

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    Relationships between 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Plasma Glucose and Lipid Levels in Pediatric Outpatients.
    Johnson MD, Nader NS, Weaver AL, Singh R, Kumar S.
    J Pediatr. 2009 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 19926097

    Conclusions
    Low 25(OH) D levels in children and adolescents are associated with higher plasma glucose and lower HDL concentrations.
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General Mills to Reduce Sugar in Cereals - 0 views

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    General Mills announced today a public commitment to reduce sugar in cereals advertised to children to single-digit grams of sugar per serving.
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Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels Among US Children Aged 1 to 11 Years: Do Children Need... - 0 views

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    Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels Among US Children Aged 1 to 11 Years: Do Children Need More Vitamin D?
    Mansbach JM, Ginde AA, Camargo CA Jr.
    Pediatrics. 2009 Nov;124(5):1404-1410.
    PMID: 19951983

    CONCLUSIONS: On the basis of a nationally representative sample of US children aged 1 to 11 years, millions of children may have suboptimal levels of 25(OH)D, especially non-Hispanic black and Hispanic children. More data in children are needed not only to understand better the health implications of specific serum levels of 25(OH)D but also to determine the appropriate vitamin D supplement requirements for children.
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The Effect of Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 on Intestinal Calcium Absorption in Nigerian Ch... - 0 views

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    The effect of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 on intestinal calcium absorption in Nigerian children with rickets.
    Thacher TD, Obadofin MO, O'Brien KO, Abrams SA.
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Sep;94(9):3314-21. Epub 2009 Jun 30.
    PMID: 19567516

    Conclusions: Despite similar increases in 25-hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D with vitamin D2 or vitamin D3, fractional calcium absorption did not increase, indicating that rickets in Nigerian children is not primarily due to vitamin D-deficient calcium malabsorption
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Vitamin D supplement in early childhood and risk for Type I (insulin-dependent) diabete... - 0 views

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    Vitamin D supplement in early childhood and risk for Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. The EURODIAB Substudy 2 Study Group.
    [No authors listed]
    Diabetologia. 1999 Jan;42(1):51-4.
    PMID: 10027578
    DOI: 10.1007/s001250051112

    In conclusion, this large multicentre trial covering many different European settings consistently showed a protective effect of vitamin D supplementation in infancy. The findings indicate that activated vitamin D might contribute to immune modulation and thereby protect or arrest an ongoing immune process initiated in susceptible people by early environmental
    exposures.
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Sham vs. Wham: The Health Insider: Children Who Drink Full-Fat Milk Weigh Less - 0 views

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    "A recent thesis presented at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that eight-year-old children who drink full-fat milk every day have a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than those who seldom drink milk. The study showed that children who drink full-fat milk every day weigh on average just over 9 lbs less"
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Twice single doses of 100,000 IU of vitamin D in winter is adequate and safe ... - 1 views

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    Twice single doses of 100,000 IU of vitamin D in winter is adequate and safe for prevention of vitamin D deficiency in healthy children from Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina.
    Tau C, Ciriani V, Scaiola E, Acuña M.
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2007 Mar;103(3-5):651-4. Epub 2007 Jan 25.
    PMID: 17257830
    doi:10.1016/j.jsbmb.2006.12.027

    These results disclosed that to prevent vitamin D deficiency for children at zones of risk at the south of our country, double supplementation of 100,000 IU of vitamin D during autumn and winter, would be adequate and safe.
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Professor: Fish oil boosted children's brains - Telegraph - 0 views

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    "Increasing the fatty acid content in children's diets can boost their mental abilities, scientists claim.

    Four overweight children given capsules containing omega-3 and omega-6 were said to have undergone three years' worth of development in just three months.

    The youngsters, aged between eight and 13, were also said to have made remarkable improvements in reading and problem-solving.

    Professor Basant Puri carried out the tests for a Channel Five documentary, Mind the Fat: Does Fast Food = Slow Kids?, to be shown on Thursday."
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Fat pupils on fish oils make a mental leap - Times Online - 0 views

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    "Fatty acids can help children in exams and improve their behaviour in class and at home, a study suggests.

    Overweight children who took fatty acid dietary supplements showed dramatic improvements in concentration, reading, memory and mental agility. The advances that their brains made in three months would normally take three years, researchers found."
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Maternal Licorice Consumption and Detrimental Cognitive and Psychiatric Outco... - 0 views

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    Katri Räikkönen, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Kati Heinonen, Jari Lahti, Niina Komsi, Johan G. Eriksson, Jonathan R. Seckl, Anna-Liisa Järvenpää, and Timo E. Strandberg
    Maternal Licorice Consumption and Detrimental Cognitive and Psychiatric Outcomes in Children
    American Journal of Epidemiology Advance Access published on October 4, 2009.
    doi:10.1093/aje/kwp272

    Data are compatible with adverse fetal "programming" by overexposure to glucocorticoids and caution against excessive intake of licorice-containing foodstuffs during pregnancy.
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Use of cod liver oil during the first year of life is associated with lower risk of chi... - 0 views

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    Use of cod liver oil during the first year of life is associated with lower risk of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes: a large, population-based, case-control study.
    Stene LC, Joner G; Norwegian Childhood Diabetes Study Group.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Dec;78(6):1128-34.
    PMID: 14668274

    Conclusion: Cod liver oil may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, perhaps through the antiinflammatory effects of long-chain n-3 fatty acids.
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Breastfeeding Does Not Protect Against Urinary Tract Infection in the First 3 Months of... - 0 views

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    Breastfeeding does not protect against urinary tract infection in the first 3 months of life, but vitamin D supplementation increases the risk by 76%.
    Katikaneni R, Ponnapakkam T, Ponnapakkam A, Gensure R.
    Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Sep;48(7):750-5. Epub 2009 Mar 4.
    PMID: 19264720
    DOI: 10.1177/0009922809332588

    The relative risk of UTI with breastfeeding versus formula feeding was 1.03 (0.58-1.82), and any breastfeeding versus no breastfeeding was 0.92 (0.58-1.45). Vitamin D supplementation increased the UTI risk, with a relative risk of 1.76 (1.07-2.91, P < .05). However, only formula-fed infants showed an increased risk of UTI after vitamin D supplementation.
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Prevalence and Associations of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Deficiency in US Children: NHANES 20... - 0 views

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    Prevalence and Associations of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Deficiency in US Children: NHANES 2001-2004.
    Kumar J, Muntner P, Kaskel FJ, Hailpern SM, Melamed ML.
    Pediatrics. 2009 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 19661054

    CONCLUSIONS: 25(OH)D deficiency is common in the general US pediatric population and is associated with adverse cardiovascular risks.
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Strategies to Improve Vitamin D Status in Northern European Children: Exploring the Mer... - 0 views

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    Strategies to improve vitamin D status in northern European children: exploring the merits of vitamin D fortification and supplementation.
    Tylavsky FA, Cheng S, Lyytikäinen A, Viljakainen H, Lamberg-Allardt C.
    J Nutr. 2006 Apr;136(4):1130-4.
    PMID: 16549494
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