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Landmark Study Pushes Acceptance of Vitamin D Claim

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  • Trade group the Organic & Natural Health Association (O&N) has submitted a petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would allow vitamin D dietary supplements to make a health claim that they reduce the risk of premature birth
  • Vitamin D supplementation led to significant improvements in premature birth risk among pregnant women at an urban medical center
  • Women with vitamin D levels of 40 ng/mL or higher were 62 percent less likely to have a premature birth than those with levels below 20 ng/mL
  • Women with a history of premature birth were 80 percent less likely to have another premature birth when their vitamin D levels were 40 ng/mL or higher compared to those with levels below 20 ng/mL
  • Increasing vitamin D levels also helped with premature birth disparities among women of different race/ethnicities; among nonwhite women whose vitamin D levels were initially below 40 ng/mL, those who raised their levels to 40 ng/mL or above had a 78 percent lower rate of premature birth than those whose levels remained below 40 ng/mL for their entire pregnancy

By Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., there’s a baby born prematurely every 90 seconds. And despite spending more than $3 trillion on health care each year, it is the worst performing system ranked by multiple aspects of care, including premature births. Each year, premature births make up roughly 12 percent of U.S. births, which is the highest rate among developed countries.


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