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Vitamin D during fetal development: Does it influence cardiovascular health later in life?

Posted on: October 18, 2013   by  Brant Cebulla


New research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that vitamin D during pregnancy may not play much of a role in cardiovascular disease in offspring.

There is increasing evidence that vitamin D during pregnancy is important for proper fetal development and growth. Low vitamin D status during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of a variety of conditions in offspring later in life. For example, some research shows infants and children have an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, wheezing and low bone mineral density if their mother was deficient in vitamin D during pregnancy.

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