Vitamin D and Reproduction: From Gametes to Childhood
AbstractVitamin D is well recognized for its essentiality in maintaining skeletal health. Recent research has suggested that vitamin D may exert a broad range of roles throughout the human life cycle starting from reproduction to adult chronic disease risk. Rates of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy remain high worldwide. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of fertility problems, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and allergic disease in the offspring. Vitamin D is found naturally in only a few foods thus supplementation can provide an accessible and effective way to raise vitamin D status when dietary intakes and sunlight exposure are low. However, the possibility of overconsumption and possible adverse effects is under debate. The effect of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and early life on maternal and infant outcomes will be of particular focus in this review. View Full-Text
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Sowell, K.D.; Keen, C.L.; Uriu-Adams, J.Y. Vitamin D and Reproduction: From Gametes to Childhood. Healthcare 2015, 3, 1097-1120.
Sowell KD, Keen CL, Uriu-Adams JY. Vitamin D and Reproduction: From Gametes to Childhood. Healthcare. 2015; 3(4):1097-1120.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sowell, Krista D.; Keen, Carl L.; Uriu-Adams, Janet Y. 2015. "Vitamin D and Reproduction: From Gametes to Childhood." Healthcare 3, no. 4: 1097-1120.