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Vitamin D deficiency in SIDS

Posted on: January 27, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD

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The BBC reports just recently that two pathologists in England have seen the light. Not only have they identified two babies who died of (vitamin D deficiency induced) heart failure, and one from (vitamin D deficiency induced) hypocalcemic seizures, they found vitamin D deficiency in eight babies who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), five infants who died from asthma and five who died from lung infection. In a group of 45 infants who died from “natural causes,” 75% were vitamin D deficient, making these pathologists think that these infants are not dying from natural causes but from a resurgence of a childhood plague from the Industrial Revolution.

As important as their first realization is, don’t forget their second realization: authorities are unjustly snatching helpless infants away from their parents (and often putting the parents in jail) for fractures caused by vitamin D deficiency. As they say, vitamin D deficiency can make bones “brittle and capable of fracture with little or no real force.”

Andrew Hosken Call for vitamin D infant death probe. BBC Radio 1/26/2012

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2 Responses to Vitamin D deficiency in SIDS

  1. jbruno@jamadots.com

    Dr. Cannell,
    Thank you for the work you do and the information you provide.

  2. bacullen@gmail.com

    As with other animals from light challenged regions, there is an advantage in delivering babies in the spring if you are not living in a modern society w/ SPF and a morbid fear of the sun. Sarc. off

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