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Vitamin D boosts Child Muscles

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 04, 2014
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A team of researchers at the University of Southampton say that higher levels of vitamin D at the time of pregnancy have been linked to a better development of muscles in children. The study was done on 678 children and showed that their vitamin D levels in the womb were linked to grip strength at the age of four.


Vitamin D deficiencyThe researchers say that muscle boost can persist through one’s lifetime. Trials are being currently done to see how effective supplements taken during pregnancy are. A lot of the vitamin D that a person absorbs is through sunlight and other supplements that are offered at the time of pregnancy.


Certain doctors have put their concerns forward about deficiency of vitamin D as people have begun to be more sun aware and have linked the deficiency to a range of health problems. For the study, blood samples were taken of women who were 34 weeks pregnancy. Then, the vitamin D levels were compared with how tightly their child could squeeze a particular device at the age of four.


The study was published in the journal Endocrine Research.

Source: BBC News

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