In Dr. Eisenstein's practice asthma and juvenile diabetes were almost nonexistent. Although this might be attributed to vitamin D, he did not suggest vitamin D supplements for the early years of his practice. Vitamin D is a critical component in protection against these diseases. Exclusive breastfeeding and being critical of vaccination will reduce the incidents of asthma, diabetes, as well as many other ailments away from our children.
Effect of Prenatal Supplementation With Vitamin D on Asthma or Recurrent Wheezing in Offspring by Age 3 Years: The VDAART Randomized Clinical Trial.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether prenatal vitamin D (cholecalciferol) supplementation can prevent asthma or recurrent wheeze in early childhood.
INTERVENTIONS: Four hundred forty women were randomized to receive daily 4000 IU vitamin D plus a prenatal vitamin containing 400 IU vitamin D, and 436 women were randomized to receive a placebo plus a prenatal vitamin containing 400 IU vitamin D
RESULTS: Eight hundred ten infants were born in the study, and 806 were included in the analyses for the 3-year outcomes. Two hundred eighteen children developed asthma or recurrent wheeze: 98 of 405 (24.3%; 95% CI, 18.7%-28.5%) in the 4400-IU group vs 120 of 401 (30.4%, 95% CI, 25.7%-73.1%) in the 400-IU group (hazard ratio, 0.8; 95% CI, 0.6-1.0; P = .051). Of the women in the 4400-IU group whose blood levels were checked, 289 (74.9%) had 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels of 30 ng/mL or higher by the third trimester of pregnancy compared with 133 of 391 (34.0%) in the 400-IU group (difference, 40.9%; 95% CI, 34.2%-47.5%, P < .001).
The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Insulin Resistance
Uncovering the impact of vitamin D deficiency on diabetes has been a full-time job. Past research has concluded that there is no connection when it comes to type 2 diabetes, but another study showed that children with type 1 diabetes have a higher risk of lacking vitamin D. Researchers have taken another crack at understanding the potential link better with a new study presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA 2016) 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A team from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) – apart of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – aimed to identify the role of vitamin D in insulin resistance. The researchers noted that past observational studies determined that there is link, however, interventional studies concluded the opposite.
Vitamin deficiencies may be linked to migraines in children
Children who frequently get migraines may have lower levels of certain vitamins and antioxidants in their blood, a new study suggests.
While it isn’t yet clear if supplementation might help prevent migraines, research presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in San Diego showed a significant portion of children, teenagers and young adults who suffer from migraines are mildly deficient in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10.