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Low Maternal Vitamin D During Pregnancy Linked to Cavities in Children

A study published in Pediatrics has shown that low levels of maternal vitamin D during pregnancy is linked to cavity development in offspring, The New York Times’ Well blog reports. Researchers studied 134 expecting mothers who were asking to report on health behaviors and socioeconomic background and who provided blood samples. After controlling for several factors, researchers found that the lower the vitamin D levels in maternal blood samples, the higher the number of cavities in children. “This may be the first step in prevention — making sure that prenatal nutrition and vitamin D levels are right,” the authors say.

Read the article published by The New York Times’ Well blog.