Friday, December 16, 2011

Maternal Vitamin D Status and Diabetes in Offspring

A recent case-control study in Norway looked at whether lower Vitamin D levels in mothers during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes. They saw a trend toward a higher risk of Type 1 Diabetes in the offspring from of women with lower Vitamin D levels. The odds of Type 1 Diabetes in offspring was 2 X higher for women with the lowest Vitamin D levels relative to the women with the highest Vitamin D levels. 

These results suggest that enhancing maternal Vitamin D levels during pregnancy may help to prevent Type 1 Diabetes in offspring. 

To find out more about natural support for fertility and pregnancy, contact your local Naturopathic Doctor. 

Yours in Health, 
Dr. Tara Andresen, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

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