Does maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy affect the child’s weight?

Posted on: September 14, 2014   by  Amber Tovey


A recent study suggests that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy increases the risk of overweight children at age one, but not at age four.

Childhood obesity rates in the United States have more than doubled within the past 30 years. About 18% of children in the U.S. are considered obese. Obese children are more likely to remain obese as adults despite the commonly mistaken notion that children “outgrow their baby fat.”

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