New study questions vitamin D supplements in pregnancy
PARIS (AFP) - Taking vitamin D supplements in pregnancy seems to make no difference to a child's bone health, in contrast to guidelines in some countries, research published in The Lancet on Tuesday says.
University of Bristol investigators in western England looked at vitamin D levels throughout the pregnancy of nearly 4,000 British women.
They then measured the bone mineral content of the women's children at the age of nine.
They found no association between the mother's vitamin D levels and the health of the children's bones.