Vitamin D

Intensivists at CHEO study the role of vitamin D in children who are hospitalized and severely ill. Their research has recently demonstrated that lower levels of vitamin D worsen illness severity and prolong the length of stay in the Intensive Care Unit. Current and future research will focus on how to best optimize the vitamin D status of children admitted to the intensive care unit through pre-illness supplementation and post-illness rapid restoration strategies.

Research Projects

  1. Impact of a Prenatal Vitamin D Supplementation Program on Vitamin D Deficiency, Rickets and Early Childhood Caries in an Alaska Native Population

    22/09/2022

  2. Preventing symptomatic vitamin D deficiency and rickets among Indigenous infants and children in Canada

    01/05/2022

Researchers

  1. Margaret Lawson

    Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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  2. Dayre McNally

    Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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  3. Katie O’Hearn

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  4. Leanne Ward

    Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute

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