Vitamin D is not helpful in pregnancy


22/03/2013

Bone Health kid does not depend on the level of vitamin D in the body of pregnant women. This was reported by researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK, reports The Daily Mail.

One of the recommendations of the UK National Health Service (NHS), for pregnant and lactating women is a daily intake of 10 mg of supplemental vitamin D, since, according to experts, it reinforces the child’s bones. However, Debbie Lawlor, author of the study, says that "clear evidence of the need of taking these supplements do not."

The study included observation of British scientists to 3 thousand 960 pregnant. At all stages of pregnancy experts to determine the level of vitamin D in the blood of participants. They also measured the bone density and bone mineral content were studied children when they 9 years. Low levels of vitamin D, according to experts, was celebrated at the owners of the dark skin and in women who smoked during pregnancy. Meanwhile, a significant association between levels of vitamin D in the body of mothers and bone mineral content in children has not been established.

Tony Falconer, president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in turn, argues that women who are obese or are rarely exposed to sunlight, characterized by a low concentration of vitamin D in their blood, so they are advised to take supplements in order to prevent the formation of abnormal bone of the child, as well as to avoid the development of bone diseases such as rickets and osteoporosis later in life.

Details are published in the journal The Lancet.


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