Vitamin D supplementation for preventing infections in children under five years of age
Citation: Yakoob MY, Salam RA, Khan FR, Bhutta ZA. Vitamin D supplementation for preventing infections in children under five years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD008824. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008824.pub2.
Abstract: Vitamin D is a micronutrient important for bone growth and immune function. Deficiency can lead to rickets and has been linked to various infections, including respiratory infections. The evidence on the effects of supplementation on infections in children has not been assessed systematically. The authors aimed to evaluate the role of vitamin D supplementation in preventing pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB), diarrhoea, and malaria in children under five years of age. This includes high‐, middle‐, and low‐income countries.
Author(s): Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Resource Type: Journal Articles