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Information on the latest vitamin D news and research.

Find out more information on deficiency, supplementation, sun exposure, and how vitamin D relates to your health.

Does maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy affect the child’s weight?

A recent study suggests that vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy increases the risk of overweight children at age one, but not at age four.

Childhood obesity rates in the United States have more than doubled within the past 30 years. About 18% of children in the U.S. are considered obese. Obese children are more likely to remain obese as adults despite the commonly mistaken notion that children “outgrow their baby fat.”

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  About: Amber Tovey

Amber is the Program Manager for the Vitamin D Council. Her responsibilities include writing articles, editing, fundraising and brainstorming ways for the VDC to grow. Outside of work, she loves to enjoy the beautiful hills, beaches and sunshine in the Central Coast of California.