Insufficient vitamin D intakes among pregnant women

New research which was conducted at University College Dublin has shown low dietary intakes of vitamin D in pregnant women. The median dietary intakes of vitamin D among a cohort of 64 women  were 80% below the current recommendation. The principal food groups contributing to vitamin D intake were meat, egg and breakfast cereal groups. Oily fish was consumed by <25% of women.

The authors highlight the need for pregnant women to receive more education on the importance of vitamin D in pregnancy and raise the question of whether supplementation of vitamin D during pregnancy is warranted. The paper was published as an advanced online publication in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
 

 

Posted: 06/07/2011 14:24:58 by Christine Connolly


 

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