Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy Linked with Child IQ, Study Shows Disparities Among Black Women
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.
Original Article Source Credits: Seattle Children's , https://pulse.seattlechildrens.org/
Article Written By: KATHRYN MUELLER
Original Article Posted on: NOVEMBER 2, 2020