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Vitamin D status during pregnancy and aspects of offspring health

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

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Low maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy have been linked to various health outcomes in the offspring, ranging from periconceptional effects to diseases of adult onset. Maternal and infant cord 25(OH)D levels are highly correlated. Here, we review the available evidence for these adverse health effects. Most of the evidence has arisen from observational epidemiological studies, but randomized controlled trials are now underway. The evidence to date supports that women should be monitored...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36684
Source: Nutrients
DOI: 10.3390/nu2030389

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