There’s a research from Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU), University of Southampton found that mother has low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy are likely to get fat during childhood. There’s little is known about the mother’s status affects the body composition of her child.
The new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition scientist at the MRC LEU compared the vitamin D status of 977 pregnant women with the body composition of their children. It showed that the children who were born from low Vitamin D mother had more body fat when they were six years old. The differences could not be explained by other factors such as mother’s weight gain in pregnancy.
The study is part of work by MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit about factors during pregnancy might have a long-term influence on childhood growth and development.
Source :- MedicalNewsToday