Maternal lutein supplementation passes to child

Supplementing lactating women with lutein is an affective way of raising the lutein status of the breast-feeding infant. Daily supplements of lutein at doses of 6 or 12 milligrams per day for new mothers for six weeks resulted in significant increases in the lutein concentrations in the breast milk, maternal plasma, and the infant’s plasma […]

Vitamin A, E and D deficiencies ‘dramatically’ higher in preterm babies

Preterm newborns have a far higher risk of vitamin A, E and D deficiency than full term babies, researchers have suggested. The study, published in the journal Peditatrics & Neonatology, looked at the prevalence and risk factors for the deficiencies in Tunisian very low birth weight newborns. The lower the birth weight and gestational age […]