This web site contains new research by Dr. Linday and colleagues on
preventing ear infections and other upper respiratory tract infections in
young children, using flavored cod liver oil and a multivitamin-mineral with selenium.
Cod liver oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA), as well as vitamins A and D. EPA is important in decreasing
inflammation, and vitamin A is known as the "anti-infective" vitamin.
New research has now linked vitamin D to the body's ability to produce
Selenium, a trace metal, is a key part of an enzyme that is also involved in
Cod Liver Oil, the Ratio of
Vitamins A and D, Frequent Respiratory Tract Infections, and Vitamin D
Deficiency in Young Children in the United States. Annals of Otology,
Rhinology & Laryngology 2010;119:64-70.
By Linday LA, Umhau JC, Shindledecker RD, Dolitsky JN, Holick MF.
Commentary on "Breastfeeding Does
Not Protect Against Urinary Tract Infection in the First 3 Months of Life, but
Vitamin D Supplementation Increases the Risk by 76%." Clinical
By Linday LA, Shindledecker RD, Greer, FR, Holick MF.
Note: In October 2010, Dr.
Linday will be an invited speaker at the American College of Nutrition (ACN)
51st Annual Symposium on Advances in Clinical Nutrition, to be held at the New
York Academy of Medicine in New York City.
IN ADDITION: Dr. Linday's
INTERNATIONAL presentations at the Vth IAPO (Interamerican Association of
Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology) International Symposium on Pediatric Infectious
Diseases in Ear, Nose and Throat; São Paulo, Brazil, October 19-21, 2007. A Visiting
Professorship and a letter to The Journal of Allergy and Clinical
Immunology. A book chapter; a
submission to WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants,
and Children); a large study with randomized pediatric sites; pilot work
on children with chronic/recurrent sinusitis; and the original paper on blood
levels and pilot work on children with ear infections (otitis media).
Due to technical difficulties, Dr. Linday's previous research regarding
famotidine (Pepcid®) and autistic spectrum disorders is not currently
available. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.