Vitamin D Supplementation and the Prevention of Nutritional Rickets
This article discusses the re-emergence of vitamin D deficiency and nutritional rickets and the need for universal supplementation in pregnant women and infants up to one year of age.
Written by Prof Craig Munns, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, and Dr Sherel Levy, MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Prof Munns is a Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology, and Clinical Program Director for the Division of Diagnostic Services at the Children’s Hospital Westmead. He is Professor of Paediatric Bone and Mineral Medicine at the University of Sydney Medical School. He is Head of Clinical Research at the Centre for Children’s Bone and Musculoskeletal Health.
Dr Sherel Levy is a General Practitioner who holds both a Bachelor of Medicine and a Masters of Nutrition (Deakin University). She has a special interest in Nutritional Medicine with a specific focus on vitamin D and bone metabolism. Dr Levy is currently pursuing research in this field under Professor Craig Munns at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.