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Vitamin D deficiency: are we preventing the preventable?
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    Vitamin D supplementation - The North Tyneside Experience
    • Stephen Owens, Consultant paediatrician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Claire Keeling and Ewa Atherton

    The Department of Health (DoH) recommends universal vitamin D supplementation for non-formula-dependent children aged 6 months to 5 years [1]. Following the report by Jamieson et al. [2], we share similar data from North Tyneside, showing that few children are being supplemented with vitamin D and that parental awareness of current recommendations is poor.

    We distributed questionnaires to consecutive parents an...

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