Vitamin D insufficiency is common in Indian mothers but is not associated with gestational diabetes or variation in newborn size

@article{Farrant2009VitaminDI,
  title={Vitamin D insufficiency is common in Indian mothers but is not associated with gestational diabetes or variation in newborn size},
  author={Hannah J W Farrant and G V Krishnaveni and Jacqueline C. Hill and Barbara J. Boucher and David J Fisher and Ken Noonan and Clive Osmond and Sargoor R. Veena and Caroline H. D. Fall},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={63},
  pages={646-652}
}
Background/Objectives: Vitamin D is required for bone growth and normal insulin secretion. Maternal hypovitaminosis D may impair fetal growth and increase the risk of gestational diabetes. We have related maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy to maternal and newborn glucose and insulin concentrations, and newborn size, in a South Indian population.Subjects/Methods: Serum 25 hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations, glucose tolerance, and plasma insulin, proinsulin and 32–33 split proinsulin… CONTINUE READING
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