Relationship between maternal vitamin D status and preterm birth

Thursday, Feb 01, 2018

In an urban medical center treating a large and diverse population of women, a clear association between maternal vitamin D blood concentration and risk of preterm birth (< 37 gestational weeks) was demonstrated. Lower risk of preterm birth was noted among mothers with higher vitamin D concentration (≥ 40 ng/ml).

Reference:

McDonnell SL, et al. Maternal 25(OH)D concentrations ≥40 ng/mL associated with 60% lower preterm birth risk among general obstetrical patients at an urban medical center. PLoS One. 2017;12(7):e0180483.
 

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Maternal vitamin D insufficiency and adverse birth outcomes

Link to Publication: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5524288/


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