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Vitamin D levels in Malawian infants from birth to 24 months.
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PMID:  23220204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We measured longitudinal levels of vitamin D in unsupplemented Malawian infants at 0 (birth), 2, 12, 15, 18 and 24 months of age. Matched maternal plasma and breast milk vitamin D(2) and D(3) levels were also measured at delivery and 2 months postpartum. Vitamin D was measured using isotope-dilution liquid chromatography tandem-mass spectrometry. Vitamin D(3) levels in children were 36% of adult levels at birth, 60% of adult levels at age 2 months, and at par with adult levels by 12 months of age. This adult-equivalent level is subsequently maintained through age 24 months and consisted of a 98% molar ratio of vitamin D(3). Vitamin D levels in breast milk were below the limit of detection, 0.1 ng/ml. Breast milk of unsupplemented Malawian mothers is a poor source of vitamin D.
Timothy K Amukele; Dean Soko; Pauline Katundu; Melvin Kamanga; Jin Sun; Newton I Kumwenda; Taha E Taha
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, , Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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