Kid's Vitamin Alert: Quantities Far Higher Than Recommended, LECOM School of Pharmacy Study Says

Published: Jan 31, 2014

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Many of the popular children’s vitamins on the market contain levels of vitamins much higher than the recommended daily allowances, according to a Research Letter published in the online edition of JAMA Pediatrics yesterday.

Researchers from the LECOM School of Pharmacy in Erie, Pennsylvania analyzed the labels of 193 popular children’s vitamins, dividing them into vitamins intended for babies under one year of age and those intended for children ages 1 to 3. The conclusion: the content of each many of the primary vitamins included was significantly higher than the adequate intake or recommended daily allowance (RDA) for that vitamin.

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