Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Research on Vitamin D

Current recommendation on the dose of vitamin D of 400 units daily for children living far away from the equator (Europe, USA, Canada)  will certainly be changed. More research is indicating that low blood level of vitamin D is associated with large number of otherwise unrelated diseases and conditions. The most recent data shows that low level of vitamin D in the blood of children at the age of one year is associated with higher  level of food allergies. Thr incidence of food allergies among children living close to the equator and having sufficient exposure to ultraviolet radiation was almost 4 times lower than in children living in temperate climate. Waiting for recommendations to increase the daily dose of vitamin D does not make sence  - it may take years to be approved and published.

Sergei Shushunov, MD