Vitamin D deficiency and preterm birth

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Neonatology Obstetrics / Gynaecology Paediatrics Nutrition & Disease Management
Vitamin D deficiency and preterm birth

This meta-analysis observational studies revealed that women with vitamin D deficiency (maternal serum level < 20 ng/mL) during pregnancy experienced a significantly increased risk of preterm birth.

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The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and its association with preterm birth have attracted much public health attention.

Link to Publication: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882713/

Reference

Qin LL, et al. Does maternal vitamin D deficiency increase the risk of preterm birth: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Nutrients. 2016;8(5):301.