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Vitamin d supplementation and status in infants: a prospective cohort observational study.
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PMID:  21694542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: : Vitamin D status in infants depends on supplementation. We examined the vitamin D status in relation to supplementation dose and scheme in infants.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: : One hundred thirty-four infants age 6 months and 98 infants age 12 months (drop out 27%) were investigated. Vitamin D intake (diet, supplements), anthropometry, and 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) serum concentration at the 6th and 12th months were assessed.
RESULTS: : Vitamin D intake of 1062 ± 694 IU at the 6th month was not different from that at the 12th month (937 ± 618 IU). Vitamin D intake expressed in international units per kilogram of body weight decreased from 141 ± 80 IU/kg at the 6th month to 93 ± 62 IU/kg at the 12th month (P < 0.0001), which was associated with a reduction in 25-OHD from 43 ± 20 ng/mL to 29 ± 12 ng/mL, respectively (P < 0.0001). In the subgroup of everyday supplemented infants (n = 43), vitamin D intake decreased from 143 ± 88 IU/kg at the 6th month to 118 ± 60 IU/kg at the 12th month (P < 0.05), which coincided with a reduction of 25-OHD from 40 ± 19 ng/mL to 32 ± 13 ng/mL (P < 0.01). In the subgroup with variable supplementation habits (n = 32), vitamin D intake decreased from 146 ± 79 IU/kg to 77 ± 56 IU/kg (P < 0.001), which was associated with a reduction of 25-OHD from 42 ± 21 ng/mL to 25 ± 8 ng/mL (P < 0.0001). 25-OHD concentration change between the 6th and the 12th months negatively correlated with the 25-OHD level assessed at the 6th month (r = -0.82; P < 0.0001).
CONCLUSIONS: : Vitamin D supplementation of infants should consider their rapid body weight increment. We postulate vitamin D daily dose close to 100 IU/kg body weight as favorable for infants up to age 12 months.
Pawel Pludowski; Piotr Socha; Elzbieta Karczmarewicz; Ewa Zagorecka; Jacek Lukaszkiewicz; Anna Stolarczyk; Janina Piotrowska-Jastrzebska; Edyta Kryskiewicz; Roman S Lorenc; Jerzy Socha
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1536-4801     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-06-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211545     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Department of Biochemistry and Experimental Medicine, Poland †Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Immunology, Children's Memorial Health Institute, Aleja Dzieci Polskich, Poland ‡Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry, Warsaw Medical University, Banacha Warsaw, Poland §Department of Pediatrics and Auxiology, "Dr. L.Zamenhof" University Children's Hospital, Medical University of Bialystok, ul. Waszyngtona, Bialystok, Poland.
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