Vitamin D₃supplementation and childhood diarrhea: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Aluisio2013VitaminDA,
  title={Vitamin D₃supplementation and childhood diarrhea: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Adam R. Aluisio and Zabihullah Maroof and Daniel DC Chandramohan and James W. Bruce and Mohamed Z Mughal and Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Gijs Walraven and Mohammad Isaq Masher and Jeroen H. J. Ensink and Semira Manaseki-Holland},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={132 4},
  pages={
          e832-40
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on the incidence and risk for first and recurrent diarrheal illnesses among children in Kabul, Afghanistan. METHODS This double-blind placebo-controlled trial randomized 3046 high-risk 1- to 11-month-old infants to receive 6 quarterly doses of oral vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol 100000 IU) or placebo in inner city Kabul. Data on diarrheal episodes (≥ 3 loose/liquid stools in 24 hours) was gathered through active and passive… CONTINUE READING
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