4199.0 Vitamin D and Health: Meeting Adequate Intake

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
Scientific evidence continues to accumulate in support of the hypothesis that poor vitamin D status, as measured by low circulating levels of the intermediary metabolite 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD), predisposes infants, children and adults to multiple chronic diseases including autoimmune disorders, malignancy, cardiovascular disease risk and osteoporotic bone loss. The growing prevalence of hypovitaminosis D is a global phenomenon that is well documented in Canada and the United States; nevertheless, our understanding of how diet contributes to this prevalence is limited. In this session, we explore factors that influence dietary intake of vitamin D which significantly affect vitamin D status measured by serum 25OHD levels.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to explain how the following key diet related factors contribute to poor vitamin D status: 1) infant feeding and supplementation practices; 2) compliance with national pediatric dietary guidelines for breast fed infants; 3) dietary supplement use in the general population, and 4) the effect of national food fortification practices.

12:30 PM
Factors associated with low vitamin D in infants at four months
Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC, Supriya Mehta, MHS, PhD, Xena Grossman, MS, RD, Tai Chen, PhD, Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD and Howard Bauchner, MD
12:50 PM
Pediatrician failure to follow the AAP's 2003 vitamin D guidelines in infants
Xena Grossman, MS, RD, Supriya Mehta, MHS, PhD, Radha Sadacharan, Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, Howard Bauchner, MD, MPH and Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC
1:10 PM
1:30 PM
Despite Mandatory Fortification of Staple Foods, Vitamin D Intakes of Canadian Children and Adults are Inadequate
Hassan Vatanparast, MD, PhD, Tim Green, PhD, Mona S. Calvo, PhD and Susan J. Whiting, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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