Deb Headworth

Posts Tagged ‘immune system in utero’

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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