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J Bone Miner Res. 2007 Dec;22 Suppl 2:V39-44. doi: 10.1359/jbmr.07s215.

Vitamin D requirement during pregnancy and lactation.

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Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Nutritional Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

Abstract

The current recommended dietary requirement for vitamin D intake (200 IU/d) during pregnancy and lactation is based on little, if any, scientific evidence, and as a result is clinically irrelevant with respect to maintaining nutritional vitamin D status during these demanding human conditions. Current research has shown that the actual dietary requirement during pregnancy and lactation may actually be as high as 6000 IU/d. Current data on which these new recommendations could be based are presented.

PMID:
18290720
DOI:
10.1359/jbmr.07s215
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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