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Table 2 Included manuscripts for revision

From: Vitamin D prophylaxis in infancy


Final selected manuscripts


• eLENA statement (recommendations) [5]




• 2009 recommendations and supporting document [6]


• Recommendations [7]


• Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups; 2014; updated in 2017 (Guideline) [8]

• Maternal and child nutrition; 2008, updated in 2014 (Guideline) [9] (Note: recommendations on vitamin D in this guideline have been replaced by the Vitamin D 2014 guideline)

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• Yakoob 2016 – Vitamin D supplementation for preventing infections in children under five years of age (Systematic review) [10]

• Winzenberg 2010 – Vitamin D supplementation for improving bone mineral density in children (Systematic review) [11]

• Lerch 2007 – Interventions for the prevention of nutritional rickets in term born children [12]

• Yu 2017 – The effects of oral vitamin D supplementation on linear growth and non-communicable diseases among infants and children younger than five years of age (Protocol) [13]. Access to the unpublished stage of the systematic review: Huey 2019 [14]

• Tan 2018 – Vitamin D supplementation for term breastfed infants to prevent vitamin D deficiency and improve bone health (Protocol) [15]

• Pharande 2015 – Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of vitamin D deficiency in preterm and low birth weight infants (Protocol) [16]


• Munns 2016 – Global consensus recommendations on prevention and management of nutritional rickets (Recommendations and supporting evidence from literature review) [17]

• Mimouni 2017 – Vitamin D requirements in infancy: a systematic review (Systematic review) [18]

  1. Abbreviations: CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, PrevInfad PrevInfad workgroup from the Spanish Association of Primary Care Pediatrics, USPSTF US Preventive Services Task Force, WHO World Health Organization