Vitamin D status does not influence the breast‐milk calcium concentration of lactating mothers accustomed to a low calcium intake

Prentice, A, Yan, L, Jarjou, L M, Dibba, B, Laskey, M A, Stirling, D M and Fairweather-Tait, S (1997) Vitamin D status does not influence the breast‐milk calcium concentration of lactating mothers accustomed to a low calcium intake. Acta Paediatrica, 86 (9). pp. 1006-1008. ISSN 0803-5253

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Abstract

Plasma 25-hydroxy-vitamin D and breast-milk calcium concentration were measured at 3 months of lactation in 60 Gambian mothers accustomed to a low calcium diet, of whom 30 were consuming a calcium supplement and 30 were receiving a placebo, and in 48 British mothers. The plasma 25-hydroxy-vitamin D concentration of the Gambian women was not affected by either calcium supplementation (supplemented, 64.4 +/- 2.5 nmol l(-1); placebo, 64.9 +/- 3.5 nmol l(-1); mean +/- SE) or season. The British average was lower (53.9 +/- 3.0 nmol l(-1), p = 0.004), owing to marked seasonal effects. The breast-milk calcium concentration was lower in The Gambia (supplemented, 5.38 +/- 0.13 mmol l(-1); placebo, 5.10 +/- 0.13 mmol l(-1); British, 6.93 +/- 0.15 mmol l(-1), p

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent,adult,calcium,calcium, dietary,cross-cultural comparison,developing countries,england,female,gambia,humans,infant,lactation,milk, human,nutritional requirements,rural population,vitamin d,vitamin d deficiency
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 16:00
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 19:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49201
DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1997.tb15189.x

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