Journal article

Maternal vitamin D in pregnancy and offspring bone measures in childhood: The Vitamin D in Pregnancy study

Natalie K Hyde, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, John D Wark, Sarah M Hosking, Julie A Pasco

BONE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Previously we have demonstrated an association between maternal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) during pregnancy and knee-heel length in offspring at birth. However, it is unknown whether maternal serum 25(OH)D is associated with bone measures in childhood. Thus, we aimed to examine associations between 25(OH)D at two stages of pregnancy and offspring bone measures at 11 years. Women were recruited from a single antenatal clinic in Victoria, Australia before 16 weeks gestation and provided two serum samples to determine 25(OH)D status at recruitment and 28-32 weeks gestation. Children and their mothers were followed up at 11 years of age. Children undertook dual energy X-ray absorptiomet..

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