Pregnant women in Switzerland, please ta

Pregnant women in Switzerland, please take a vitamin D supplement as 2/3 of you need higher 25(OH)D levels. And I wish peer-review journals would correctly state 25(OH)D levels of 30-50nmol/L (12-20ng/mL) are insufficient NOT deficient http://ow.ly/FXVW30nhTLt #MeasureStatus

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Mostly male, post heart attack (MI) coho

Mostly male, post heart attack (MI) cohort (n=838, 70y with 86% on statins) eating 108 mg.d EPA+DHA (median) have average blood EPA+DHA levels of 5.6%, well below the 8% recommended for cardiovascular health. http://ow.ly/ATsp30nhs66 #MeasureStatus Supplement as needed

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Lutein & zeaxanthin (L+Z) are important

Lutein & zeaxanthin (L+Z) are important for infant eye, and maybe brain, development. Study finds maternal blood L+Z levels correlate with placental & umbilical cord concentrations. Scatterplots (like 2001 figure) would have been nice http://ow.ly/IjoG30ngoRe

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Among predominantly European, highly edu

Among predominantly European, highly educated pregnant Canadian women, ‘sufficient’ vitamin D status, 25(OH)D, associated with summer blood sampling and supplement use. Vitamin D fortified milk consumption was not a major contributor to status http://ow.ly/i6nv30nfqnT#MeasureStatus

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Lower vitamin D concentrations in matern

Lower vitamin D concentrations in maternal cord blood (delivering nutrients to fetus) associated with shorter sleep patterns in preschool children http://ow.ly/hbM130ney9Z #MeasureStatus http://ow.ly/i/KuaNU

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Plasma vitamin C concentrations, and to

Plasma vitamin C concentrations, and to a lesser extent folic acid and pantothenic acid concentrations, correlate with reduced reactive oxygen species (ROS) in RCT. Antioxidant vitamins help protect cells http://ow.ly/PeBI30ndvOM #MeasureStatus

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Researchers statistically model dietary

Researchers statistically model dietary folic acid intake versus blood folic acid concentrations. From figure, it is obvious that individual response is less predictable as intake increases. Too much or too little in blood is not optimal http://ow.ly/nxGF30nc53p #MeasureStatus

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