Vitamin D deficiency is common among otherwise healthy pregnant women and may have consequences for them as well as the early development and long-term health of their children. However, the importance of maternal vitamin D status on offspring health later in life has not been widely studied. The present study includes an in-depth examination of the influence of exposure to vitamin D early in life for development of fractures of the wrist, arm and clavicle; obesity, and type 1 diabetes (T1D) during child- and adulthood.
B M C Public Health, 2013, Vol 13
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Adolescent; Adult; Calcifediol; Child; Child, Preschool; Cohort Studies; Denmark; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1; Female; Food, Fortified; Fractures, Bone; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Pregnancy; Prenatal Care; Risk Factors; Socioeconomic Factors; Vitamin D Deficiency; Young Adult