High Pregnancy, cord blood and infant Vit D conc. predict sl
According to the results of a recent study, high pregnancy, cord blood and infant vitamin D concentration may have disadvantageous effects on infant growth. The study has been published in the The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

This study involved 798 healthy infants and their mothers in Finland. The researchers assessed 25(OH)D during pregnancy, from umbilical cord blood (UCB) at birth and from the infant at the age of 12 months.

Of the mothers and infants 96% and 99% were vitamin D sufficient. Mothers with pregnancy 25(OH)D >125 nmol/L had the shortest, lightest (in weight) and thinnest (in length-adjusted weight) infants at 6 months. Higher UCB 25(OH)D associated with smaller head circumference at 6 and 12 months but attenuated after adjustments. Mothers with pregnancy 25(OH)D >125 nmol/L had the thinnest infants at 12 months.

Read more about the study here: https://academic.oup.com/jcem/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1210/jc.2018-00602/5103423
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Dr. H●●●●h D●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Science changes very fast - before we experience & understand it fully :- oxygen & antioxidants, Vit A in pregnancy & no Vit A, bedrest & no bedrest, suction of newborn & no suction and NOW Vit D & no Vit D. In practice One must stay updated with evidence. Otherwise patient' s relative ( Mr. Google) will trouble you !!
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