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Relationship between maternal vitamin D status and preterm birth

Relationship between maternal vitamin D status and preterm birth

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).

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Maternal 25(OH)D concentrations ≥40 ng/mL were associated with substantial reduction in preterm birth risk in a large, diverse population of women.

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.