Maternal deficiency of Vitamin D may up childhood obesity risk

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By: IANS | New York |
Published: February 15, 2018 2:35 pm


Children born to mothers with very low Vitamin D levels during their first trimester are likely to have bigger waists or be about half an inch plumper on average by age six. (Source: File Photo)

Babies born to women who suffered from Vitamin D deficiency during their pregnancy are more likely to develop obesity in childhood as well as in adulthood, a study has found.

Children born to mothers with very low Vitamin D levels during their first trimester are likely to have bigger waists or be about half an inch plumper on average by age six.

These kids also had two per cent more body fat, than peers whose mothers had enough Vitamin D in early pregnancy.

“These increases may not seem like much, but we’re not talking about older adults who have about 30 per cent body fat,” said Vaia Lida…

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