Navigation Links
Vitamin D for pregnant women and babies -- how much is enough?
Date:4/30/2012

BOSTON Women who do not receive enough vitamin D during pregnancy and lactation can experience serious health problems for themselves and their baby, but health experts offer conflicting advice on what constitutes a safe amount. The latest research on vitamin D will be discussed during a topic symposium at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. ET in Room 310 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

The session, "Vitamin D During Pregnancy and Lactation: Do Mother and Baby Need Screening for Deficiency or High-Dose Supplementation?" will discuss the consequences of low vitamin D in infants and pregnant women, and the recommendations for screening for prevention of vitamin D deficiency, including costs associated with high-dose supplementation. The session will also review the current literature and science and position papers related to vitamin D intake.

"We are looking forward to focusing on the evidence behind vitamin D requirements and how we can resolve the controversies surrounding vitamin D requirements with this session," said symposium chair, Steven A. Abrams, MD. "This is a significant issue in the field of pediatrics, and the PAS meeting provides an ideal venue to have an open discussion with health experts."

The session will take place 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. ET and include:

10:30 AM - Vitamin D in Pregnancy and Lactation: Who Says What and Why Don't Any Organizations Agree?
Steven A. Abrams, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

10:45 AM - Vitamin D during Pregnancy and Lactation: What Should We Recommend and Why?
Christopher S. Kovacs, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada

11:10 AM - Vitamin D: How Much Is Safe for Infants and What Happens When Babies Get Too Much or Too Little?
Thomas O. Carpenter, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

11:35 AM - Screening and Intervention Strategies for Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency in Infants
Catherine M. Gordon, Children's Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA

12:00 PM - Where Do We Go from Here? How Do We Resolve Conflicts over Vitamin D Recommendations during Pregnancy, Lactation and in Infants?
Steven A. Abrams, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

12:15 PM - Discussion


'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Stevens Martin
ssmartin@aap.org
847-434-7131
American Academy of Pediatrics
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Vitamin D supplements may protect against viral infections during the winter
2. Clinical trial launches to see whether vitamin D helps treat multiple sclerosis
3. Researchers discover how vitamin D inhibits inflammation
4. Vitamin B and omega-3 supplementation and cancer: New data
5. Researchers warn nanoparticles in food, vitamins could harm human health
6. Stealthy leprosy pathogen evades critical vitamin D-dependent immune response
7. New standard for vitamin D testing to ensure accurate test results
8. Elseviers Maturitas publishes position statement on the role of vitamin D in postmenopausal women
9. Scientists identify an innate function of vitamin E
10. Loyola receives NIH grant to study vitamin D deficiency in African populations
11. New study links excessive amounts of vitamin D to onset of atrial fibrillation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/16/2017)... May 16, 2017   Bridge Patient Portal ... and MD EMR Systems , an electronic ... for GE, have established a partnership to build ... and the GE Centricity™ products, including Centricity Practice ... These new integrations will allow healthcare ...
(Date:4/17/2017)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... its 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K on Thursday April 13, ... ... the Investor Relations section of the Company,s website at http://www.nxt-id.com ... http://www.sec.gov . 2016 Year Highlights: ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... 11, 2017 No two people are ... the New York University Tandon School of Engineering ... found that partial similarities between prints are common ... mobile phones and other electronic devices can be ... vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... FirstHand program has won a US2020 STEM Mentoring Award. Representatives of the FirstHand ... Excellence in Volunteer Experience from US2020. , US2020’s mission is to change the ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... of 13 prestigious awards honoring scientists who have made outstanding ... a scheduled symposium during Pittcon 2018, the world’s leading conference and exposition for ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... , ... October 09, 2017 ... ... on October 5, 2017, in the medical journal, Epilepsia, Brain Sentinel’s SPEAC® ... gold standard, video EEG, in detecting generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) using surface ...
(Date:10/6/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 06, 2017 , ... ... host a lunch discussion and webinar on INSIGhT, the first-ever adaptive clinical trial ... Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event is free and open to the public, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: