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Researchers Determine Vitamin D Level Necessary to Help Reduce Preterm Births by 50%!

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  • In the U.S., premature births have risen 36 percent over the past 25 years. Each year, more than half a million preemies are born in the U.S., and it's the number one killer of newborns
  • Research shows that reaching a vitamin D level of at least 40 ng/ml by the third trimester could reduce premature births by 59 percent
  • Including vitamin D optimization in prenatal standard of care could prevent 225,000 premature births in the U.S. each year, saving the health care system about $6 billion annually

By Dr. Mercola

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a wide variety of health problems and diseases, and widespread vitamin D deficiency may also play a role in the United States' abysmal maternal health rating. It has been estimated that if vitamin D levels were raised among the general population, it could prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout the world each year.

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