Author Archives: Michael McBurney

About Michael McBurney

Personal Blog | Nutrition scientist with broad interests, including social media and the impact of open access journals on science publishing | Self-employed freelancer

Almost 20% of lactating mothers have low

Almost 20% of lactating mothers have low vitamin B12 content in breast milk. Similar findings are likely for breast milk EPA+DHA levels. http://ow.ly/T3O630nrqTG #MeasureStatus Advertisements

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New insights into Vitamin D, indicators

New insights into Vitamin D, indicators of iron status and inflammation. Nutrient-health relationships can be best understood by measuring nutrient levels in the body http://ow.ly/JXoa30nou9a #MeasureStatus

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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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