High prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in black and white pregnant women residing in the northern United States and their neonates.

@article{Bodnar2007HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in black and white pregnant women residing in the northern United States and their neonates.},
  author={Lisa M Bodnar and Hyagriv N Simhan and Robert William Powers and Michael P. Frank and Emily Cooperstein and James M Roberts},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={
          447-52
        }
}
In utero or early-life vitamin D deficiency is associated with skeletal problems, type 1 diabetes, and schizophrenia, but the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in U.S. pregnant women is unexplored. We sought to assess vitamin D status of pregnant women and their neonates residing in Pittsburgh by race and season. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was measured at 4-21 wk gestation and predelivery in 200 white and 200 black pregnant women and in cord blood of their neonates. Over 90% of women… CONTINUE READING
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