Vitamin D and common pregnancy complications

Wednesday, Oct 03, 2018

This article reviewed current evidence on prevalence of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, factors related to vitamin D deficiency and potential pregnancy complications.

Reference:

Dovnik A, et al. The association of vitamin D levels with common pregnancy complications. Nutrients. 2018;10(7). pii: E867. doi: 10.3390/nu10070867.
 

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Factors interfering vitamin D status in Hong Kong population

Link to Publication: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/7/867


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