Vitamin D in pregnancy and infancy : Dietary sources and associations with pregnancy outcomes and infant growth
Vitamin D is vital for normal growth and development. Vitamin D is produced endogenously in the skin after sunlight exposure or obtained from dietary sources. In Finland, solar radiation is inadequate for cutaneous vitamin D synthesis in winter, leading to a high risk for vitamin D insufficiency, defined by circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration [25(OH)D] below 50 nmol/l. Poor mat...
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