Vitamin D deficiency may be harmful to pregnant lady

Sep 09 2019 11:59 AM
Vitamin D deficiency may be harmful to pregnant lady

Vitamin D deficiency is a growing problem in recent years. In countries like India, the cases of lack of vitamin D deficiency are increasing. This problem comes more in pregnancy and they have to pay special attention to this. When there is a deficiency of any vitamin in the body, it has many side effects. Lack of vitamin D in pregnancy also affects the health of the child with the mother.

During pregnancy, children are more likely to increase obesity when they are congenital and adults when vitamin-D deficiency occurs. It has been revealed in research. Children born from the womb of a mother who has very low vitamin-D levels are more likely to widen or become fat at the age of 6.

Effect of Vitamin D deficiency on child

These children have 2% more fat than children of mothers who take enough vitamin-D in the initial stages. "These growths don't seem like much, but we're not talking about adults who have 30 percent body fat," said Waia Lida Chatzhi, assistant professor at the University of Southern California in the US.

Risk of cancer and heart disease

Vitamin-D deficiency is also known as 'sunshine vitamin'. It is associated with the risk of heart disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. Chatzhi said that about 95 percent of the vitamin-D produced in your body comes from sunlight. The remaining five percent comes from foods such as eggs, fat fish, fish liver oil, milk, cheese, yogurt and cereals.

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