Journal of Marine Medical Society

: 2012  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68--70

Vitamin D in the perinatal period - future trends

Sheila Samanta Mathai 
 Senior Adviser (Paediatrics & Neonatology) & HOD (Paediatrics), INHS Asvini Mumbai -400005, India

Correspondence Address:

The importance of the role of Vitamin D in bone metabolism is well known but its effect on other systems is emerging with greater understanding of this vitamin-cum hormone. The growing evidence of widespread deficiency particularly in high-risk population is alarming. The high prevalence of deficiency in pregnant and lactating mothers and their newborn babies is disturbing. The levels of Vitamin D considered adequate as well as the recommended doses for the pregnant and lactating mother and infant are still areas of controversy. The long-term harmful effects of Vitamin D deficiency on the fetus and newborn need to be addressed urgently. The article highlights these issues and discusses remedial measures.

How to cite this article:
Mathai SS. Vitamin D in the perinatal period - future trends.J Mar Med Soc 2012;14:68-70

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Mathai SS. Vitamin D in the perinatal period - future trends. J Mar Med Soc [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Dec 9 ];14:68-70
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