VDC test kit slider
VDC-Banner-new_468

Multiple ill effects in children may be related to vitamin D deficiency in mothers

Posted on: December 18, 2014   by  John Cannell, MD

img

In a groundbreaking new paper in the prestigious journal Pediatrics researchers from Australia conclude maternal vitamin D deficiency is associated with multiple long-term adverse consequences in children.

Findings from the longitudinal, prospective study of 901 mother and offspring pairs indicate that children born to mothers with serum 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25-OH-D) levels less than 20 ng/ml at 18 weeks’ gestation were at increased risk for impaired lung development at 6 years, neurocognitive problems at 10 years, eating disorders during adolescence, and lower peak bone mass at 20 years.

The researchers used data from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study, a community-based cohort comprised predominantly of white women, to examine the relationship between maternal vitamin D status and health outcomes over time of offspring who were born in Perth, Western Australia, from 1989 to 1991.

You must be a paid member to read the rest of this post. Please login or register now.

2 Responses to Multiple ill effects in children may be related to vitamin D deficiency in mothers

  1. Tom Weishaar

    Kenya is on the equator, where mothers are more likely to have higher vitamin D levels. Higher maternal vitamin D leads to better lungs. And the world’s best marathon runners come from? (Hint.

  2. Ron Carmichael

    While the D/UV-B connection you suggest does not hurt, several well-founded articles and documentaries about the rift valley identify nurture as much as nature regarding your premise, Tom. But nonetheless, I LOVE this article and Dr. Cannell’s take on it. I also look forward to his considerations in his new book!

Test Your Vitamin D Levels at Home!

Our in-home vitamin D test kit is easy, affordable, and an accurate way to find out your Vitamin D status.

order NOW

We need your help!

We're spreading awareness on Vitamin D Deficiency
Donate NOW
Latest Articles
4 tips for writing an essay in English

Writing an essay in English can be a challenge, especially if you are beginning to learn the language or do not yet fully master it. But don’t worry, did you know that there are strategies that can make this task easier for you? To help you meet this challenge, we leave you a series of […]

Weekly Newsletter

Our Sponsors

mayfirm
December 21st is DDAY. Click here to celebrate the day with us!