DO IT Trial: vitamin D Outcomes and Interventions in Toddlers – a TARGet Kids! randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Maguire2014DOIT,
  title={DO IT Trial: vitamin D Outcomes and Interventions in Toddlers – a TARGet Kids! randomized controlled trial},
  author={Jonathon Maguire and Catherine Sari Birken and Mark Loeb and Muhammad M Mamdani and Kevin E. Thorpe and Jeffrey S. Hoch and Tony Mazzulli and Cornelia M. Borkhoff and Colin Macarthur and Patricia C. Parkin},
  booktitle={BMC pediatrics},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin D levels are alarmingly low (<75 nmol/L) in 65-70% of North American children older than 1 year. An increased risk of viral upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), asthma-related hospitalizations and use of anti-inflammatory medication have all been linked with low vitamin D. No study has determined whether wintertime vitamin D supplementation can reduce the risk of URTI and asthma exacerbations, two of the most common and costly illnesses of early childhood. The… CONTINUE READING