Vitamania: Vitamin D and Mortality, Vitamin C and Smoking in Pregnancy


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This week: Vitamin D Levels and All-Cause Mortality, Vitamin C and Infant Lung Outcomes in Pregnant Smokers

Reena and Amol want you to:

1. Recognize the potential association between Vitamin D levels and overall mortality.

2. Recognize that Vitamin C supplementation in pregnant women who smoke can improve infant lung outcomes (though it has not been shown to improve other outcomes). Smoking cessation is still the best option in pregnancy.

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The papers

Ben Schottker et al. Vitamin D and mortality: meta-analysis of individual participant data from a large consortium of cohort studies from Europe and the United States. BMJ 2014;348:g3656.

Cindy McEvoy et al. Vitamin C Supplementation for Pregnant Smoking Women and Pulmonary Function in Their Newborn Infants. JAMA 2014;311(20):2074-2082.

Good stuff

Reena:

http://www.iamsick.ca/

Amol:

Last Week Tonight – John Oliver on Dr. Oz

 

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