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Sunny Days & Sunny Moods

In sun & vitamin D, vitamin D, vitamin D and bone health, vitamin D deficiency on May 24, 2009 at 5:13 am

Cesarean Section linked to Vitamin D deficiency

In birth, cesarean section, pregnancy, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency on December 27, 2008 at 11:15 am

 

Public Release: 23-Dec-2008
 Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Vitamin D deficiency associated with greater rates of Cesarean sections
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center found that pregnant women who are vitamin D deficient are also at an increased risk for delivering a baby by Cesarean section as compared to pregnant women who are not vitamin D deficient. These findings currently appear online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
 US Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Maternal Child Health, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Allison Rubin
allison.rubin@bmc.org
617-638-8491
Boston University

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Vitamin D deficiency causing asthma?

In asthma, bone health, fetal development, lung, mood, obesity, vitamin D on October 15, 2008 at 11:57 pm

Who is most at risk?

  • Those who spend most of their time indoors.
  • Pregnant women

 

Vitamin D has been linked to

  • immune system and lung development in utero. 
  • Higher vitamin D intake during pregnancy reduces asthma risk by as much as 40% in children 3-5 yrs old.
  • deficiency is associated with obesity
  • mood
  • bone health (calcium absorption)

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

 

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