Vit D Intake During Pregnancy and Risk of Recurrent Wheeze in Children at 3 Years of Age
The rates of vit D deficiency in pregnant women and their newborn babies is unconscionably high. While immediate concerns like rickets jump to mind, of greater concern is how important Vit D is for health immune system balance.
The findings of this study further cement this importance and, extrapolated out, would have impacts on asthma, allergy and autoimmune risk years later. Supplementation of pregnant women with Vit D is very cheap, safe and easy. Individual dosages can be given in a one time dose a month or so before delivery. We need to move on this as a medical culture or this fear mongering of sun exposure is going to further drain our healthcare future.