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The role of vitamin D in perinatology – what do we know at the beginning of 2018? An up-to-date review

Michał Ciebiera
,
Cezary Wojtyła
,
Krzysztof Łukaszuk
,
Magdalena Zgliczyńska
,
Kornelia Zaręba
,
Wojciech Rawski
,
Grzegorz Jakiel

Online publish date: 2019/01/30
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The role of vitamin D in perinatology is a subject of major interest in current medicine. There is growing evidence about the role of maternal vitamin D levels in pregnancy outcomes. The aim of this review is to summarize the current literature about the role of vitamin D in perinatology. Evidence from this review suggests associations between low levels of maternal vitamin D and higher risk of certain obstetrical complications. Vitamin D has been found to be related to preeclampsia, gestational diabetes mellitus, low birth weight, and preterm birth. The current literature supports vitamin D supplementation in pregnant women, but more high-quality data are necessary. The problem that remains is how to achieve an optimal 25-hydroxyvitamin D level. To determine the real benefits of vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy, we need high-quality trials in larger groups.
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gestational diabetes mellitus, low birth weight, preeclampsia, preterm birth, vitamin D

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