Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: a systematic review.

  title={Vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy: a systematic review.},
  author={Nicholas C. W. Harvey and Christopher R Holroyd and Georgia Ntani and Kassim M Javaid and Philip Cooper and Rebecca Jane Moon and Zoe A. Cole and Tannaze Tinati and Keith M. Godfrey and Elaine M. Dennison and Nicholas Bishop and Janis Baird and Cyrus Cooper},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  volume={18 45},
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether or not the current evidence base allows definite conclusions to be made regarding the optimal maternal circulating concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] during pregnancy, and how this might best be achieved. OBJECTIVES To answer the following questions: (1) What are the clinical criteria for vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women? (2) What adverse maternal and neonatal health outcomes are associated with low maternal circulating 25(OH)D? (3) Does… CONTINUE READING