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Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 by

Low-Vitamin-D-levels-in-Infants-and-High-Blood-PressureNew research from the American Heart Association reveals a link between vitamin D deficiency at birth and throughout early childhood with elevated systolic blood pressure during later years. Those children with low vitamin D levels through early childhood were found to have double the risk of high blood pressure in adolescence.

PR-cover-v78_n2.inddFor some time now there has been a growing body of supportive evidence that the relationship between the bacteria in our digestive tract and our central nervous system may not be as tenuous as some may like to think. In a recent study published in Pediatric Research[1] a retrospective review of data in a small but informative group of children, indicates there may be a positive relationship between the use of a well studied probiotic and reduced risk of developing neuropsychiatric illness.

Long implicated in numerous adverse events linked to intestinal immunity and associated mucosal tolerance a recent presentation at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma &Immunology annual meeting has shown a credible causation link between antibiotics and allergy.[1]

In their retrospective case–control study, presented as a late-breaking abstract at the meeting, Dr. Love and colleagues found an almost 2-fold increase in food allergy in children exposed to 3 or more courses of antibiotics between the ages of 7 and 12 months.

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