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Placenta plays active part in transferring vitamin D to foetus during pregnancy

A study led by the University of Southampton has shed new light on the role of the placenta in managing the relationships between maternal vitamin D and foetal development. The


BAME babies at highest risk of Vitamin D deficiency

A third of all babies and half of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) babies are vitamin D deficient, a large study of 3,000 UK newborns reveals, highlighting potential shortfalls


Vitamin D levels during pregnancy linked with child IQ

Vitamin D is a critical nutrient and has many important functions in the body. A mother’s vitamin D supply is passed to her baby in utero and helps regulate processes


Exposure to vitamin D in the womb might minimise risk of high blood pressure for children born to mothers with pre-eclampsia

Children appear to be at greater risk of having high blood pressure when their mothers had the high blood pressure condition called pre-eclampsia during pregnancy – but this adverse association


Low vitamin D at birth raises risk of higher blood pressure in kids

Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence, according to new research in the American