Low maternal vitamin D status and fetal bone development: cohort study.

  title={Low maternal vitamin D status and fetal bone development: cohort study.},
  author={Pamela A. Mahon and N. Harvey and Sarah R Crozier and H. M. Inskip and Sian Robinson and Nigel K Arden and Rama Swaminathan and Cyrus Cooper and Keith Godfrey},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  volume={25 1},
Recent findings suggest that maternal vitamin D insufficiency during pregnancy has consequences for the offspring's bone health in later life. To investigate whether maternal vitamin D insufficiency affects fetal femur growth in ways similar to those seen in childhood rickets and study the timing during gestation of any effect of maternal vitamin D status, we studied 424 pregnant women within a prospective longitudinal study of maternal nutrition and lifestyle before and during pregnancy… CONTINUE READING


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