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2009-02-03 08:25:00

Nature Made(R) Consistently Meets Consumer's Needs as the Leader in Vitamin D Offerings NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) recently adopted 12 new polices associated with public health issues, with vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency as a leading concern. APHA's new policies, approved during their 136th Annual Meeting in San Diego, seek to support the major public health concerns for both children and adults in the United...

2009-01-22 09:20:08

 A researcher from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has determined that a 9-month old infant who was admitted to a local Boston hospital with seizures and a bulging soft spot was actually suffering from rickets caused by vitamin D deficiency. This case study describing the findings appear in the January 22nd issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.A 9-month-old breast-fed male infant presented at a local hospital with a seizure after a few days of nasal congestion,...

2008-12-24 11:25:39

Pregnant women who are vitamin D deficient are at an increased risk for delivering a baby by Cesarean section, U.S. researchers said. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center said at the turn of the 20th century, women commonly died in childbirth due to rachitic pelvis, rickets of the pelvis. While rickets virtually disappeared with the discovery of vitamin D, recent reports suggest vitamin D deficiency is widespread in industrialized nations. The...

2008-12-23 16:01:57

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that pregnant women who are vitamin D deficient are also at an increased risk for delivering a baby by caesarean section as compared to pregnant women who are not vitamin D deficient. These findings currently appear on-line in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. At the turn of the 20th century, women commonly died in childbirth due to "rachitic pelvis" rickets of the pelvis....

2008-12-17 13:25:09

Vitamin D is now viewed not simply as having a role in promoting bone health, but as a complex hormone that helps regulate immunity, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Carol Wagner, Dr. Sarah Taylor and Bruce Hollis of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston said that vitamin D deficiency is common across populations and particularly among people with darker skin. Long-term vitamin D deficiency has been linked to immune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type...

2008-12-16 14:16:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Once believed to be important only for bone health, vitamin D is now seen as having a critical function in maintaining the immune system throughout life. The newly recognized disease risks associated with vitamin D deficiency are clearly documented in a report in the December issue (Volume 3, Number 4) of Breastfeeding Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com), and the official journal of the Academy...

2008-12-01 10:48:00

Baby Girl with Hypophosphatasia Treated With ENB-0040 at Children's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg MONTREAL, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Enobia Pharma, an emerging Canadian biotech company focused on developing novel therapeutics for serious bone disorders, today announced that the first infant patient in its clinical program for hypophosphatasia was dosed. Enobia is investigating Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) with ENB-0040 for the treatment of this rare and often crippling...

2008-10-21 09:00:12

The American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) new recommendation to double the amount of vitamin D for children and adolescents * to help combat the re-emergence of rickets and provide other health benefits, reinforces the importance of including dairy foods in the diet. Along with milk and cheese, yogurt such as Yoplait(R) -- the only leading brand of yogurt with vitamin D and calcium in every cup -- provides a good way to help children and adults get the recommended amount of these two...

2008-10-16 12:00:04

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vitamin Shoppe (http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/) applauds the new vitamin D guidelines published this week by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This revised guidance updates the previous recommendation intended to prevent a deficiency in vitamin D in infants, children and adolescents and incorporates decades of evidence that 400 IU of vitamin D per day not only prevents, but also treats rickets. The AAP concluded that new evidence also...

2008-10-14 12:00:08

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A new clinical report released yesterday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) at its National Conference and Exhibition, titled "Prevention of Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants, Children and Adolescents," now doubles the recommended amount of vitamin D for infants, children and adolescents. The AAP adjusted their recommendations for vitamin D issued in 2003, from 200 IU a day beginning in the first two months of life to 400 units per...


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