Vitamin D could prevent asthma, allergies in children

Source: One News A new study by a New Zealand doctor is the first to show that vitamin D supplements may prevent allergies and asthma development in babies and young children. The study, composed by Associate Professor Cameron Grant, notes that there is a vitamin D deficiency in 57 per cent of New Zealand newborns - a statistic which may spawn from "a sun-avoidance public health policy". Dr Grant says the high level of prevalence of both asthma and allergies in children...

Breastfed babies need Vitamin D supplements

Exclusively breastfed babies and young children in New Zealand should be on a Vitamin D supplement, say health experts. Vitamin D deficiency is a growing threat in New Zealand with one in five babies at risk of rickets, a serious bone disorder, due to low Vitamin D levels.¹  Vitamin D deficiency can also lead to respiratory infections. New Zealand company Douglas Nutrition, with the aid of funding from Callaghan Innovation,  has developed and launched Puria® Vitamin D Drops, to meet the...