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Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women: National cross-sectional study

Posted on: October 5, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD

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While we know the incidence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is very high from community-based studies, no one has ever studied an entire country to see what percentage of pregnant women is vitamin D deficient. No one until Dr. Stefanie Vandevijvere of the Scientific Institute of Public Health in Belgium and colleagues tested 1311 pregnant women all across Belgium between September 2010 and June of 2011.

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