Maternal vitamin D insufficiency and adverse birth outcomes

Thursday, Feb 01, 2018

A systematic review and meta-analysis elucidated the potential health impact of vitamin D insufficiency [serum 25(OH)D levels < 50 or 70 nmol/L] during pregnancy. It has been concluded that vitamin D insufficiency was associated with risk of preterm birth although further studies are needed to evaluate the benefits.


Amegah AK, et al. Maternal vitamin D insufficiency and risk of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. PLOS. 2017;12(3):e0173605.

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