High Vitamin D Levels In Pregnancy Tied To Food Allergy Risk In Kids

High Vitamin D Levels In Pregnancy Tied To Food Allergy Risk In Kids

Medwire reported that according to a study published in the journal Allergy, supplementing pregnant women with vitamin D may increase their children’s risk for developing food allergy in infancy. After examining “levels of vitamin D in the blood of 378 women during pregnancy and in the cord blood of their babies at birth, researchers “found that women in the highest quartile for vitamin D during pregnancy (32.20-60.80 ng/mL) were a significant 3.66-fold more likely to have a child who developed food allergy during their second year of life than those in the bottom quartile (6.13-14.39 ng/mL), following adjustment for various confounders including family atopy history, cotinine level in pregnancy, and vitamin D supplementation in first year of life.”

By | 2018-11-22T07:07:35+00:00 April 17th, 2013|News|0 Comments

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