Kids’ bone health unaffected by maternal vitamin D levels

The UK study involved monitoring 25(OH)D concentration in 3960 women throughout pregnancy.

Some 28% of mothers had insufficient vitamin D levels, which were defined as 27.5nmol/L – 49.9 nmol/L. Vitamin D deficiency was found in 6% of mothers whose levels were below 27.5nmol/L.

Their children’s bone-mineral content (BMC) was assessed at a mean of 9.9 years using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.

No significant association was found between a mother's vitamin D levels during pregnancy and their child’s BMC.

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