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Future health implications of prenatal and early life vitamin D status

Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Pasco, Julie A.; Morley, R; Lucas, Robyn


Current or recent low vitamin D status (or proxy measures such as dietary intake or ambient ultraviolet radiation) is linked to several chronic diseases, including osteoporosis, cancers, and cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. Low prenatal vitamin D status may also increase susceptibility to such diseases in later life via specific target organ effects and/or through changes to the developing immune system. Maternal vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy could be an important public...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Nutrition Reviews
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2008.00126.x


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