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Vitamin D Important for Reducing Risk of Preeclampsia

Study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Vitamin D Important for Reducing Risk of Preeclampsia - Storyblocks.com
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Something as simple as a mother’s vitamin D level can have a future impact on her children, a study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows.

Researchers examined 20 years of health data from 754 Boston-area mothers and their children and found that preeclampsia—abnormally high blood pressure during pregnancy—was linked to a higher systolic blood pressure in the children during their early and teen years.

However, the effect was minimized or even eliminated among children exposed to higher levels of vitamin D in the womb, as measured by blood levels in the umbilical cord.

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