The Factor Increasing The Risk Of Premature Birth. Part 1 of 3

The Factor Increasing The Risk Of Premature Birth – Part 1 of 3

The Factor Increasing The Risk Of Premature Birth. Women who have bawdy blood levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to give birth prematurely, a unfledged study suggests. Women with the lowest levels of vitamin D were about 1,5 times as likely to deliver early compared to those with the highest levels, the investigators found. That finding held honourable even after the researchers accounted for other factors linked to preterm birth, such as overweight and obesity, and smoking. “Mothers who were deficient in vitamin D in early parts of pregnancy were more likely to deliver early, preterm, than women who did not have vitamin D deficiency,” said Lisa Bodnar, confederate professor of epidemiology and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh, who led the study.

Although this study found a strong association between vitamin D levels and preterm birth, Bodnar popular that the study wasn’t designed to prove that low vitamin D levels actually caused the early deliveries. “We can unequivocally not prove cause and effect. The study is published in the February issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provided funding for this research. According to the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board, with child women should get 600 international units (IUs) of vitamin D daily.

The body naturally produces vitamin D after exposure to sunlight. Few foods bear the vitamin. However, fatty fish, such as salmon or sardines, is a good source. And, vitamin D is added to dairy products in the United States. Vitamin D helps to keep in repair healthy bones. It also helps muscles and nerves work properly, according to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Premature birth can lead to lifelong problems for a baby, and this peril is greater the earlier a baby is delivered.

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