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Study urges vitamin D supplement for infants
Date: 2010-03-31
Author: USA TODAY
Access: Practitioner Only


Most babies should take a daily vitamin D supplement, a new study shows.

That will be a big change for most parents -- and even many pediatricians.

Only 1% to 13% of infants under 1 year now get a vitamin D supplement, available in inexpensive drops, according to a study published online today in Pediatrics.

Those drops are needed, the study says, because only 5% to 37% of American infants met the standard for vitamin D set by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2008: 400 international units a day.

 


Tags: Vitamin D, Supplementation, Infants

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