Vitamin D during pregnancy strengthens offspring’s’ teeth

April 21, 2014 5:40 PM

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Vitamin D is a vitamin essential for health and has numerous benefits. According to a new study, prenatal Vitamin D not only benefits maternal health but also strengthens the teeth of the developing child. The findings were published online on April 21 in the journal Pediatrics by researchers at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) and the University of Rochester (Rochester, New York).

The study authors note that pregnant women who have inadequate Vitamin D levels can affect the calcification of their child’s teeth; thus, increasing the risk of a condition known as enamel hypoplasia (poor quality enamel) and early childhood dental caries (tooth decay). Therefore, they conducted a ...

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