Vitamin D deficiency and visceral adipose tissue in early pr
The study finds no association between vitamin D deficiency and visceral adipose tissue during pregnancy. It was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Researchers aimed to assess the correlation between vitamin D serum level and visceral fat tissue during early pregnancy.

190 low-risk pregnant women were eligible. Visceral adipose tissue was measured by ultrasonography following the technique described by Armellini. The 25(OH) D in serum was determined through chemiluminescence. The Spearman correlation test was applied to evaluate the correlation between vitamin D serum level and VAT.

Vitamin D insufficiency was present in 129 (67.8%) subjects. Pregnant women with or without vitamin D deficiency did not differ in age, gestational age, nutritional status, and visceral adipose tissue. No correlation between visceral adipose tissue and 25(OH) D was observed.

In summary, maternal visceral adipose tissue and vitamin D serum level are not correlated during pregnancy.

Source: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-03888-1
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