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The role of vitamin D in pregnancy and lactation: emerging concepts.
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PMID:  22554179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pregnancy is a critical time in the lifecycle of a woman where she is responsible not only for her own well-being, but also that of her developing fetus, a process that continues during lactation. Until recently, the impact of vitamin D status during this period had not been fully appreciated. Data regarding the importance of vitamin D in health have emerged to challenge traditional dogma, and suggest that vitamin D - through its effect on immune function and surveillance - plays a role beyond calcium and bone metabolism on the health status of both the mother and her fetus. Following birth, this process persists; the lactating mother continues to be the main source of vitamin D for her infant. Thus, during both pregnancy and lactation, maternal deficiency predicts fetal and infant deficiency; the significance of this is just beginning to be understood and will be highlighted in this review.
Carol L Wagner; Sarah N Taylor; Donna D Johnson; Bruce W Hollis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women's health (London, England)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1745-5065     ISO Abbreviation:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271249     Medline TA:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
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