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Vitamin D requirements and supplementation during pregnancy.
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PMID:  21857221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The topic of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy is very controversial. This review attempts to provide balanced knowledge with respect to this topic gained in the past 18 months. RECENT FINDINGS: Two recent reports, one by the Institute of Medicine, and one by The Endocrine Society are greatly divergent with respect to the nutritional requirement for vitamin D, as well as, the level of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D that is desirable. These recommendations will be discussed along with recent observational data and a recently completed randomized controlled trial dealing with vitamin D requirements during pregnancy. SUMMARY: Current evidence supports the concept that circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D should be 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol) during pregnancy and a daily intake of 4000 IU vitamin D3 is required to attain that circulating level.
Authors:
Bruce W Hollis; Carol L Wagner
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in endocrinology, diabetes, and obesity     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1752-2978     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101308636     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
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