High prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among pregnant women in southeast China.

@article{Jiang2012HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among pregnant women in southeast China.},
  author={Li Jiang and Jian Xu and Shi-yang Pan and Erfu Xie and Zhibin Hu and Hongbing Shen},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2012},
  volume={101 4},
  pages={
          e192-4
        }
}
Vitamin D is essential to maintain bone health, playing a key role in calcium absorption and bone mineralization (1). In addition, it may confer protection against type 1 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, multiple sclerosis and cancer (2). As stores of vitamin D in newborns are reliant on maternal vitamin D status, vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy leads to infant vitamin D deficiency and thus to increased risk of diseases, especially rickets (3). Moreover, because vitamin D can regulate… CONTINUE READING