Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy linked to fractures in offspring

Babies of mothers who are vitamin D deficient during pregnancy may be born with a higher risk for fractures in later life, Australian research shows. The observational study of 341 women and their offspring included in the Western Australian Cohort (Raine) study found that children of those women who were vitamin D deficient (<50nmol/L) during pregnancy had significantly lower bone mass at 20 years of age. 

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