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Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked to childhood obesity

Posted on: June 13, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD

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The epidemic of obesity among children in the United States tripled between the early 1980s and 2000. By 2008, 32% of all the children in the USA were overweight. Connections between childhood obesity and vitamin D are growing and it may in part be due to imprinting or programming, something that the vitamin D deficient mother imprints on her child during her pregnancy.

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