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Prevention of vitamin D deficiency in mothers and infants worldwide - a paradigm shift.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22525442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vitamin D deficiency in mothers and infants is a global health disorder despite recognition that it is preventable. Recent data support the theory that vitamin D deficiency in adults and children may increase the risk of infections and auto-immune diseases. In most cases, vitamin D deficiency is caused by sunlight deprivation and inadequate corrective vitamin D intake. There is a strong mother/infant vitamin D relationship that affects vitamin D status both in utero and in infancy. Recognition that vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide mother/infant health problem is a basis on which to modify public health strategies to reduce the burden of disease and improve maternal and child vitamin D nutrition. This review provides an update on vitamin D function and the global scope and implications of vitamin D deficiency as it relates to pregnancy and infancy. It also addresses a combined strategy to prevent vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, lactation and infancy.
Authors:
A Dawodu; C L Wagner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatrics and international child health     Volume:  32     ISSN:  2046-9055     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Int Child Health     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-24     Completed Date:  2012-08-24     Revised Date:  2013-12-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101582666     Medline TA:  Paediatr Int Child Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Breast Feeding
Dietary Supplements
Female
Humans
Infant
Lactation
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / prevention & control*
Sunlight
Vitamin D / administration & dosage,  metabolism
Vitamin D Deficiency / prevention & control*
World Health
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01HD043921/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01HD047511/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; UL1 RR029882/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; UL1 RR029882/RR/NCRR NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
1406-16-2/Vitamin D

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