Journal article

Vitamin D during pregnancy and offspring body composition: a prospective cohort study

NK Hyde, SL Brennan-Olsen, JD Wark, SM Hosking, KL Holloway-Kew, JA Pasco

PEDIATRIC OBESITY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the association between gestational vitamin D status and offspring body composition during childhood is inconsistent. Therefore, we aimed to determine the association between maternal vitamin D and offspring lean and fat mass in the Vitamin D in Pregnancy birth cohort. METHODS: Subjects were mother-child pairs recruited from the Australian-based Vitamin D in Pregnancy cohort study. Mothers were recruited before 16 weeks' gestation and provided a blood sample at both recruitment and at 28-32 weeks' gestation. Serum vitamin D [25(OH)D] was measured by radioimmunoassay (Tyne and Wear, UK). Offspring lean and fat mass were quantified by using dual-energy X-ray abso..

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Grants

Awarded by Career Development Fellowship from the NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for the initial phases of the Vitamin D in Pregnancy study were provided by a project grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. The 11-year follow-up was supported by a grant from the Bupa Health Foundation. NKH was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award, SLB-O is supported by a Career Development Fellowship from the NHMRC (1107510), and KLH-K is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.