Most Pregnant Women Not Getting Recommended Levels of Vitamin D

by Kathy Jones on  August 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM Women Health News
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Researchers in Scotland have warned that expecting mothers are not getting the recommended levels of vitamin D which could lead to vitamin D deficiency in both the mothers and the newborn babies.
Most Pregnant Women Not Getting Recommended Levels of Vitamin D
Most Pregnant Women Not Getting Recommended Levels of Vitamin D

Researchers at University of Aberdeen's Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health said that more steps have to be taken to ensure that expecting mothers know the importance of maintaining vitamin D levels and should be educated about taking vitamin D supplements.

"We suggest that, in addition to guidance on supplement use, encouraging safe sun exposure and getting out into green spaces in summer may help to improve vitamin D status in pregnancy, even in the north of Scotland", lead researcher Professor Paul Haggarty said.

Source: Medindia

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