Category: Healthy Children
Vitamin D in biological fathers

Attention, future parents! Do you want your baby to grow stronger? New hallmark research from University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland suggests that biological fathers’ vitamin D status prior to conception plays an important role in determining the future height and weight of their children. As the sun basked Porto, Portugal during the third weekend in May 2017, researchers gathered at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) to discuss, inter alia, vitamin D’s impact on the height and weight of children. Led by Dr. Cilia Mejia Lancheros, the research team presented its study at the ECO. The researchers analyzed longitudinal […]

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The mere mention of “Jane Fonda” evokes a potpourri of perceptions including legendary actress, fitness guru, political activist, feminist, and author. Having recently met Jane Fonda, I noted a couple additional characterizations that surprised me: library geek and advocate of adolescent health. I also discovered that she was unfamiliar with vitamin D3’s beneficial role in teen health. Jane Fonda loves libraries. On a recent Saturday morning in Las Vegas, she endeared herself to hundreds of enthusiastic attendees at the American Library Association Annual Conference. A featured speaker at the 2014 event, Fonda emphatically admitted, “All my life I’ve taken refuge […]

Six Palms 2014

The month of April coincidentally brings us Autism Awareness Month and the beginning of “vitamin D” season. You may ask, “Coincidentally? How are autism and vitamin D related?” The answer may surprise you. Autism on the Rise Over the past couple decades, an alarming number of children—in the United States and other industrialized countries—have been diagnosed with autism, a group of complex brain disorders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that an astounding 1 in 68 American children has an autism spectrum disorder (1). (The March 28, 2014 CDC report is based on 2010 data when […]

Vitamin D in biological fathers

Do you want your baby to grow stronger? New research from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom suggests that young children are likely to develop stronger muscles when their mums enjoyed a higher level of vitamin D during pregnancy. The connection between vitamin D levels and muscle strength has been well-established by the scientific community. However, the Southampton study, published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, marks the first time that the relationship between maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and the muscle development and strength in offspring was examined. Led […]

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For Immediate Release: October 28, 2013 For additional information, contact: info@smilinsuepubs.com The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Defend Your Life Among Best in Family-Friendly Products! Media Release – October 28, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the vitamin D health book Defend Your Life among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. Defend Your Life encourages readers to discover how vitamin D supplementation provides a safe, easy, and inexpensive approach to improve health and quality of life. The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors and others for their efforts […]