Maternal vitamin A supplementation and lung function in offspring.

@article{Checkley2010MaternalVA,
  title={Maternal vitamin A supplementation and lung function in offspring.},
  author={William Checkley and Keith P West and Robert A. Wise and Matthew R. Baldwin and Lee Shu-Fune Wu and Steven C. LeClerq and Parul Christian and Joanne Katz and James M. Tielsch and Subarna K. Khatry and Alfred Sommer},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={362 19},
  pages={
          1784-94
        }
}
BACKGROUND Vitamin A is important in regulating early lung development and alveolar formation. Maternal vitamin A status may be an important determinant of embryonic alveolar formation, and vitamin A deficiency in a mother during pregnancy could have lasting adverse effects on the lung health of her offspring. We tested this hypothesis by examining the long-term effects of supplementation with vitamin A or beta carotene in women before, during, and after pregnancy on the lung function of their… 

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