- Some 284,901 hospital admissions in 2017/18 were for “Victorian diseases” such as gout, scurvy, vitamin D deficiency and rickets – a 24% rise on the year before
- The admissions included 101,136 with a main or secondary diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency – 34%more than the 75,708 in 2016/17.
- There were an additional 474 admissions in 2017/18 where the main or secondary reason was rickets, up from 445 the year before.
- Irish supplements had not been taxed, will soon have 23 percent tax – Feb 2019
- 9 minutes of full noon sun daily is all you need (if have white skin and believe that 10 ng is enough) – Aug 2018
- Poor Vitamin D awareness in UK – 25 percent of parents, 14 percent of doctors properly identified children – March 2018
- UK deciding to save money – will no longer prescribe and pay for Vitamin D except in a few cases. – March 2018
- When to start Vitamin D after European births - UK 180 days, many 6-31 days, the rest 1-5 days - Sept 2017
UK 400 IU, 19 other organizations around the world: 4000 IU
- 4,000 IU of Vitamin D is OK - 19 organizations agree - 2018
- Seniors need at least 4,000 IU vitamin D, no test needed – Consensus Jan 2014
- Vitamin D - at least 4,000 IU to achieve 40-60 ng and reduce risk of early death – Holick June 2018
- 50,000 IU of vitamin D every two weeks – Jordan conclusion - RCT July 2017
- Vitamin D consensus for Italian children, 30 ng needed, up to 4,000 IU if over age 10 – May 2018
Increase in Vitamin D Deficiency
Increased Vitamin D Deficiency ==> Increased diseases
- 3 to 55 X more likely to have these health problems if low Vitamin D
- Incidence of 30 health problems related to vitamin D has doubled in a decade
Outside of the UK a lot more vitamin D is recommended for children
- Preterm babies have low vitamin D, but recover in 6 weeks with 800 IU supplementation – Jan 2019
- 2,000 IU of Vitamin D raised all girls to above 20 ng (India) – RCT Nov 2018
- 400 IU of Vitamin D provided no benefit to children (not a surprise) – RCT March 2018
- Third study found that Infants needed 1600 IU of vitamin D – JAMA RCT May 2013
- Infant-Child category listing has
526 items along with related searches
- "... 67 multivitamin products made by 24 different manufacturers were included in the study"
- Purchased from Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Boots, Holland and Barrett, Lloyds Pharmacy and Superdrug
- "Only one multivitamin was suitable for use from birth and this supplied 200 IU per day – around half the recommended amount"
- :For children >6 months, just 25 - 36 %t of the available multivitamins provided the recommended 400 IU per day of vitamin D, the experts said.:
- "The team also looked at the Government's Healthy Start scheme, which provides free multivitamins to low-income families, but these provide only 300 IU per day of vitamin D"
Vitamin D supplementation: are multivitamins sufficient? - Dec 2018
Moon RJ, et al. Arch Dis Child 2019;0:1–3. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2018-316339
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Some of the columns from a table in that publication
% Daily vitamin D provided by multivitamin products for (UK) children of different ages
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