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Maternal vitamin D status throughout and after pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20143971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prospective longitudinal study of vitamin D status and its risk factors in 75 pregnant women from early pregnancy until 6 months postpartum, by serial measurement of serum 25 (OH) vitamin D levels. The serum levels at booking were not significantly different between nationalities (p = 0.06), parity (p = 0.2), education levels (p = 0.4), dress code (p > 0.5), consumption of vitamin D fortified milk (p = 0.2) or, fatty fish (p = 0.5), sun-exposed body surface area (p = 0.3), weekly time exposed to the sun (p = 0.08) or the sun exposure index (p = 0.2). Vitamin D status progressively worsened as the proportion with adequate serum levels fell from 31% at the antenatal visit, to 23% after birth and 17%, 6 months later (p = 0.02). While 80% of mothers who were exclusively breast-feeding had low vitamin D levels 6 months after delivery, this occurred in only 67% of those partially breast-feeding (p = 0.6).
H Narchi; J Kochiyil; R Zayed; W Abdulrazzak; M Agarwal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-10     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
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MeSH Terms
Longitudinal Studies
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy Complications / ethnology*
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
United Arab Emirates / epidemiology
Vitamin D Deficiency / ethnology*
Young Adult

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