Category Archives: Vitamin D

Vitamin D during pregnancy enhances baby’s brain development

A new study published in this week’s Pediatrics finds that when moms have adequate vitamin D levels during pregnancy, their babies score higher on developmental tests. 1,820 mother-infant pairs were studied, with median Vitamin D levels of 29.6 ng/mL. The results showed a positive linear relationship between mom’s vitamin D levels and the mental and […]

Prenatal Vitamin D Enhances Kids’ Language Skills

Results of a recent study suggest that mom’s vitamin D status during pregnancy enhances the neurocognitive development of their offspring. This study showed that pregnant women with low serum levels of Vitamin D (<46nmol/L) had a 2-fold higher risk of having a child with language difficulties compared with pregnant women whose vitamin D levels were […]

Low Vitamin D levels in infants linked to RSV

A new study in the June issue of Pediatrics reports that Vitamin D deficiency in healthy newborns is associated with an increase risk for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis in the first year of life.  RSV is the most important bug that leads to respiratory infections in infants. It is very common and very contagious […]

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Bacterial Vaginosis

More and more research is being published on the health benefits of Vitamin D. The latest is particularly exciting to me. In the June issue of Journal of Nutrition, the author’s report that as Vitamin D levels improved in pregnant women, the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) decreased. The author’s conclude that Vitamin D’s strong […]