Vitamin D During Pregnancy May Prevent Osteoporosis
January 24, 2006
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Additional Vitamin D for pregnant women could help prevent osteoporotic fractures in their children, according to a new study.
Tracking Nutritional Habits and Health
Researchers tracked the health of nearly 200 British children born from 1991-92, along with the health, nutritional habits and vitamin D intake of their mothers.
Then, they followed up with health exams on those children at age 9 to learn how those variables affected bone health.
Children whose mothers didn't get enough vitamin D by taking a supplement or getting enough sunshine grew up with weaker bones, increasing their risks of osteoporosis later in life.