Feb 1, 2013 Issue
Does Widespread Calcium Supplementation Pose Cardiovascular Risk? No: Concerns Are Unwarranted [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

When patients are randomized and cardiovascular events are carefully adjudicated, there is no compelling evidence that calcium supplementation increases the rate of major cardiovascular events.

Feb 1, 2013 Issue
Does Widespread Calcium Supplementation Pose Cardiovascular Risk? Yes: The Potential Risk Is a Concern [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

The bolus administration of this micronutrient should be abandoned in most circumstances, and patients should be encouraged to obtain their calcium intake from an appropriately balanced diet.

Jun 1, 2011 Issue
IOM Releases Report on Dietary Refernce Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D [Practice Guidelines]

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) assessed current information on potential health outcomes associated with calcium and vitamin D.

Apr 1, 2011 Issue
AAP Reports on Use of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Children [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently reviewed the medical uses of probiotics and prebiotics to help guide physicians in counseling parents about the use of these products as dietary supplements added to foods for children, including infant formula.

Jan 15, 2011 Issue
Specialized Nutrition Support [Article]

Specialized nutrition support should be offered to patients who are malnourished or at risk of becoming malnour- ished when it would benefit patient outcomes or quality of life. Improving the nutritional value of ingested food and tailoring intake to the patient’s preferences, abilities, and schedul...

Mar 15, 2010 Issue
VItamin D Supplementation in Infants, Children, and Adolescents [Article]

Mar 15, 2010 Issue
Vitamin D in Children: The Right Dose of Evidence [Editorials]

Oct 15, 2009 Issue
Recognition and Management of Vitamin D Deficiency [Article]

Vitamin D deficiency affects persons of all ages. Common manifestations of vitamin D deficiency are symmetric low back pain, proximal muscle weakness, muscle aches, and throbbing bone pain elicited with pressure over the sternum or tibia. A 25-hydroxyvitamin D level should be obtained in patients wi...

Aug 15, 2009 Issue
Dietary Fat: Quantity and Quality [Editorials]

Jul 15, 2009 Issue
AAP Doubles Recommended Vitamin D Intake in Children [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has doubled the recommended intake of vitamin D to 400 IU per day for infants, children, and adolescents.

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