Vitamin D supplements enhance weight gain and nutritional status in pregnant Asians.

@article{Maxwell1981VitaminDS,
  title={Vitamin D supplements enhance weight gain and nutritional status in pregnant Asians.},
  author={J Douglas Maxwell and Liza Ang and O G Brooke and I. R. F. Brown},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1981},
  volume={88 10},
  pages={987-91}
}
In a double blind trial of supplementary vitamin D (1000 iu daily) administered in the last trimester of pregnancy to Asian women living in London, supplemented mothers gained weight faster (63.3 g/day) than those in the control group (46.4 g/day), and at term had significantly higher plasma levels of retinol binding protein and thyroid binding prealbumin indicating better protein-calorie nutrition. Maternal weight gain correlated with postpartum levels of both retinol binding protein and… CONTINUE READING
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