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Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) is a quantitative study. In this type of study, a hypothesis or theory is tested through a trial. People called subjects are selected indiscriminately for an intervention. Some receive the intervention, while others don’t, or they receive a placebo. The findings from both groups are compared and outcomes or result is drawn. The Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) is an established method of objective scientific study, which is an acceptable as a way of research in the field of medicine. In a perfect scenario, it creates unbiased findings and results. This means that this kind of research doesn’t rest on theories but explores their validity as well as the existing research that isn’t that accurate or thorough.  It also explores the possibility that there might have been some bias involved in a so-called unbiased method. In conducting researches, RCT is an efficient and powerful means of research, specially for clinical research.

Vitamin D Supplements Help Prevent Some Allergies and Asthma Vitamin D Supplementation during Pregnancy and Infancy Reduces Aeroallergen Sensitization: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Vitamin D Supplements Help Prevent Some Allergies and Asthma
Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and infancy prevents mites’ sensitization

Many cells of the human immune system have receptors for vitamin D on their surface. This characteristic suggests that vitamin D plays an important role in the body’s defensive processes as well as in the development of atopies, which are exaggerated immune responses (i.e., allergic reactions) to normal stimuli or elements. Atopic children have high…

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The Effects of Consuming Fish Oil While Breastfeeding Maternal Fish Oil Supplementation during Lactation Is Associated with Reduced Height at 13 Years of Age and Higher Blood Pressure in Boys Only

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Some nursing mothers consume fish oil while breastfeeding their babies. However, a maternal diet rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids during lactation can have long-term detrimental effects on the height and blood pressure of their children. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially those obtained through breast milk, are necessary for the normal development of children. They positively…

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The Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency on Breastfeeding Women and Their Children Vitamin B-12 Concentrations in Breast Milk Are Low and Are Not Associated with Reported Household Hunger, Recent Animal-Source Food, or Vitamin B-12 Intake in Women in Rural Kenya

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Parenting Studies Made Ridiculously Understandable
Parenting Studies Made Ridiculously Understandable

It is important to supplement the maternal diet with certain vitamins, such as vitamin B12, during pregnancy and lactation. But in some areas, especially in underdeveloped countries, vitamin supplements are not available, and women cannot acquire them due to a lack of economic resources. In particular, vitamin B12 deficiency is common among people from low-…

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Should You Take Vitamin D Supplements While Breastfeeding? Oral Supplementation of Parturient Mothers with Vitamin D and Its Effect on 25OHD Status of Exclusively Breastfed Infants at 6 Months of Age: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial

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Vitamin D Synthesis in Body
Vitamin D Synthesis in Body

Exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life is universally recommended, but some critics of this practice claim that many breastfed children, especially in developing countries, suffer from vitamin D deficiency and even show signs and symptoms of rickets, a disorder related to the lack of vitamin D. It has been estimated that breast…

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