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Vitamin D intake among U.S. infants has not improved, despite guidance

Key clinical point: Vitamin D intake has not improved in U.S. infants despite longstanding guidance on supplementation.

Major finding: Twenty-one percent of breastfeeding infants and 31% of nonbreastfeeding infants were deemed likely to have adequate vitamin D levels

Study details: An analysis of data for 1,435 infants from a government nutrition survey using caregiver-reported feeding information.

Disclosures: The National Institutes of Health funded the study, and Dr. Ahrens is supported by a faculty development grant from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund. The researchers declared no conflicts of interest. Dr. Loyal and Dr. Cameron disclosed no funding and no relevant financial disclosures.

Citation:

Simon AE and Ahrens KA. Pediatrics 2020 May. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-3574.