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Seasonal vitamin D intake in Quebec preschoolers.
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PMID:  15596036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As a number of seasonal factors affect cutaneous synthesis of vitamin D, especially in young children, our objective was to verify if winter and summer vitamin D intakes in Quebec preschoolers reach the adequate intake of 5 microg/day. A three-month retrospective food frequency questionnaire and a 24-hour food recall were used with parents of 98 children (mean age 56 months) in summer and of 72 of these children (mean age 65 months) in winter. To ensure completeness of data, vitamin D content of foods not covered in the Canadian Nutrient File was taken from other sources. According to the food frequency questionnaire, total vitamin D intakes were 9.7 +/- 4.3 microg/day in summer and 11.6 +/- 4.8 microg/day in winter. Only 10% of children in summer and 7% in winter had an intake below 5 microg/day. The 24-hour food recall vitamin D intake estimate was lower (summer 7.0 +/- 3.8 microg/day, winter 7.2 +/- 4.2 microg/day). This difference could be partly due to a discrepancy in the estimation of multivitamin supplement intake. However, according to both estimates, vitamin D intakes appeared generally adequate in this sample of Quebec preschoolers.
Doris Gagné; Marc Rhainds; Isabelle Galibois
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of dietetic practice and research : a publication of Dietitians of Canada = Revue canadienne de la pratique et de la recherche en diététique : une publication des Diététistes du Canada     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1486-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Diet Pract Res     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-14     Completed Date:  2005-02-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9811151     Medline TA:  Can J Diet Pract Res     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Département des sciences des aliments et de nutrition, Université Laval, Québec, QC.
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MeSH Terms
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Child, Preschool
Dietary Supplements
Food, Fortified
Mental Recall
Nutritional Requirements
Retrospective Studies
Vitamin D / administration & dosage*
Reg. No./Substance:
1406-16-2/Vitamin D

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