Lack of vitamin D in pregnancy can lead to child obesity

Researchers at University of Crete suggest that low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy increases the risk of child obesity.

Measuring the vitamin D levels of over 500 Greek mothers at their first prenatal visit and conducting health assessments for their children at ages 4 and 6, the researchers found that children that were born to mothers with very low levels of vitamin D had higher body mass index and larger waist circumference.

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