Vitamin D deficiency in children in Jerusalem: the need for updating the recommendation for supplementation.

@article{Korchia2013VitaminDD,
  title={Vitamin D deficiency in children in Jerusalem: the need for updating the recommendation for supplementation.},
  author={Gerard Korchia and Yona Amitai and Galit Moshe and Levana Korchia and Ariel N Tenenbaum and Joseph K Rosenblum and Avi Schechter},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={
          333-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hypovitaminosis D is common worldwide, even in sunny regions. OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence and determinants of vitamin D deficiency in toddlers. METHODS A cross-sectional prospective study was conducted in healthy Jewish children aged 1.5-6 years at five primary care pediatric clinics in the Jerusalem area during the period October 2009 to November 2010. Parents were interviewed regarding personal and demographic data and sun exposure. Blood samples were obtained for serum… CONTINUE READING

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