Vitamin D deficiency in children and its management: Review of current knowledge and recommendations

Madhusmita Misra, Danièle Pacaud, Anna Petryk, Paulo Ferrez Collett-Solberg, Michael Kappy

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Abstract

Given the recent spate of reports of vitamin D deficiency, there is a need to reexamine our understanding of natural and other sources of vitamin D, as well as mechanisms whereby vitamin D synthesis and intake can be optimized. This state-of-the-art report from the Drug and Therapeutics Committee of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society was aimed to perform this task and also reviews recommendations for sun exposure and vitamin D intake and possible caveats associated with these recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-417
Number of pages20
JournalPediatrics
Volume122
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Breastfeeding
  • Calcium
  • Food fortification
  • Supplements
  • Vitamin d

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