Prenatal vitamin D levels may affect fetal growth, study says

01/8/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Babies born to mothers with greater 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels during the first trimester were substantially heavier and had bigger head circumferences at birth than those born to mothers with lower vitamin levels, a study showed. However, researchers found that maternal vitamin D levels did not correlate with ponderal index, placental weight or the placental-to-fetal weight ratio. The findings appear in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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