A study found that vitamin D deficiency remains highly prevalent among pregnant women and newborns throughout the year.
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A new study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that lower vitamin D levels during pregnancy may increase the risk of their offspring getting eczema, at least in the first year of their life.
Professors Carole Wagner and Bruce Hollis recently conducted the largest randomized controlled trial to date using meaningful daily doses (2,000 vs. 4,000 IU) of vitamin D during pregnancy.
A recent systematic review examined the evidence for maternal vitamin D status and a variety of health conditions, including birth weight, infections, wheezing and asthma, and type 1 diabetes.
Research reports that gestational exposure to air pollution, especially in the third trimester, may contribute to lower vitamin D levels in infants.