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Vitamin D deficiency and pregnancy: From preconception to birth

Lewis, Sharon; Halliday, Jane; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Lucas, Robyn

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Vitamin D is important for bone health, as well as an increasing number of other health outcomes. Here we discuss the evidence relating to vitamin D in pregnancy, from preconception to the perinatal period. During pregnancy extra calcium required for fetal skeletal growth is attained by both maternal bone resorption and increased absorption from dietary sources, necessitating increased maternal vitamin D. Many women have low vitamin D status during pregnancy and may require supplementation,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35792
Source: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
DOI: 10.1002/mnfr.201000044

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