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Low maternal vitamin D associated with increased percent body fat in children

Women with a low concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D at 15 weeks’ gestation were more likely to have children with a higher percentage body fat at age 5 years, a predictor of BMI and metabolic risk, according to findings published in the International Journal of Obesity.

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WOW !!!!! This is amazing . Do you think that is one of the reasons we are seeing children on the heavier side ?

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jgelliss,

It's a possibility but I'm sure diet is involved too.

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Oh that's for sure diet plus children not getting exercises like we ones did . It's a great eye opener for all that are or contemplating pregnancies .

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