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Nutrient Composition

Maternal choline and respiratory coronavirus effects on fetal brain development 12/06/2020

Freedman, R., Hunter, Sharon.K., Law, Amanda.K., Introduction The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) anticipate that maternal COVID-19 infection will affect fetal development like other respiratory...

Extra choline may help pregnant women decrease negative effects of COVID-19 on their newborns 01/06/2020

Milzer, J.    Pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies, according to a new...

Vitamin-D and COVID-19: do deficient risk a poorer outcome 20/05/2020

Fiona Mitchell Despite difficulties in comparing data across nations, mortality from COVID-19 is clearly higher in some countries than in others. Many factors could have a role in this disparity,...

Is a vitamin D fortification strategy needed? 18/05/2020

J. L. Buttriss  S. A. Lanham‐New Almost one in five adults aged 19–65 years in the UK has a low serum vitamin D concentration (below 25 nmol/l) according to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (...

Vitamin D and SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19 disease 14/05/2020

Lanham-New S, Webb A, Cashman K. et al.  Background and aim The spread of novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the disease COVID-19 that is caused by SARS-CoV-2, continues apace. Saving lives and slowing the...

Association between regional selenium status and reported outcome of COVID-19 cases in China 28/04/2020

Zhan J, Taylor E.W, Bennett K. et al.   Potentially relevant to the recent appearance of COVID-19 in China is the fact that there is a belt of selenium deficiency running from northeast to southwest...

We still don’t know that our children need vitamin D daily: a study of parents’ understanding of vitamin D requirements in children aged 0-2 years 15/08/2019

Day R, Krishnarao  R, Sahota P, Christian MS     Abstract Background Vitamin D deficiency has been highlighted as a serious public health problem in the United Kingdom. One in four toddlers are not...

Role of vitamin D supplementation for primary prevention of cancer: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. 15/05/2019

Varun Samji, Tarek Haykal, Yazan Zayed, Inderdeep Gakhal, Vijay Veerapaneni, Michelle Obeid, Babikir Kheiri, Sunil Badami, Ghassan Bachuwa, Rizwan Danish; Hurley Medical Center/Michigan State...

Dietary protein and bone health across the life-course: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis over 40 years 01/04/2019

Authors A. L. Darling, R. J. F. Manders, S. Sahni, K. Zhu, C. E. Hewitt, R. L. Prince, D. J. Millward, S. A. Lanham-New Abstract We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of published papers...

Egg consumption in pregnancy and infancy: Advice has changed 20/02/2019

Gray J, 20 February 2019, Egg consumption in pregnancy and infancy: Advice has changed, Journal of Health Visiting (2019), 7(2):68-77 The UK government has now revised its advice on the safety of...