Maternal obesity may predispose babies to lower vitamin D levels

01/9/2013 | Yahoo

Babies born to obese mothers showed lower levels of vitamin D compared with those born to mothers with a healthier weight, a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism indicated. "What was novel about this study was that we found babies born with higher vitamin D levels had more body fat. That's in contrast to studies in children and adults who have an inverse relationship between levels of vitamin D and body fat, where the higher their vitamin D, the lower their fat," said study author Dr. Jami L. Josefson.

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