Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy Linked with Child IQ, Study Shows Disparities Among Black Women

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Vitamin D is a critical nutrient and has many important functions in the body. A mother’s vitamin D supply is passed to her baby in utero and helps regulate processes including brain development. A study published today in The Journal of Nutrition showed that mothers’ vitamin D levels during pregnancy were associated with their children’s IQ, suggesting that higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may lead to greater childhood IQ scores. The study also identified significantly lower levels of vitamin D levels among Black pregnant women.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Seattle Children's ,

Article Written By:  KATHRYN MUELLER

Original Article Posted on:  NOVEMBER 2, 2020

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