Sarah L Finch

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The 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey reported vitamin D status in a representative sample of Canadians (6-79 y); however, children <6 y were not assessed. Our objective was to measure vitamin D intake from food and supplements, sun exposure, and biological vitamin D status of children ages 2 through 5 y in Montréal (latitude 45°N). Preschoolers(More)
This study examined the associations between vitamin D status, bone mineral content (BMC), areal bone mineral density (aBMD), and markers of calcium homeostasis in preschool-aged children. Children (n=488; age range: 1.8-6.0 y) were randomly recruited from Montreal. The distal forearm was scanned using a peripheral dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scanner(More)
INTRODUCTION At the present there are limited tools available to measure muscle function in young children. Ground reaction force plates measure lower-body function and postural control in older children and adults. The purpose of this study was threefold: 1) develop normative data for evaluating global muscle development; 2) determine the reproducibility(More)
Although vitamin D deficiency is common at birth, the consequences to growth and bone mass by weaning are unclear. This study was designed to determine whether maternal dietary vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy has a negative impact on the bone mass of full-term neonates and if postnatal supplementation could restore bone mass. Forty guinea pigs were(More)
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