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Vitamin D levels associated with better pregnancy outcomes

KEY POINT

In women with a history of pregnancy losses and no diagnosis of infertility, those with sufficient preconception vitamin D serum levels had increased pregnancy rates and live births compared with women who had insufficient levels, according to a report published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.

SOURCES

Mumford SL, et al. Association of preconception serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations with livebirth and pregnancy loss: A prospective cohort study. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018;[Epub ahead of print]. 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Vitamin D: Screening and supplementation during pregnancy. Accessed August 26, 2018

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Nutrition during pregnancy. Accessed August 26, 2018.