4,000 IUs of vitamin D cuts pregnancy complications, study shows

05/6/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

A study found pregnant women who took 4,000 international units of vitamin D daily in their second and third trimesters were not harmed and had one-half the rate of complications, such as gestational diabetes and preterm birth, as women who took 400 IU. Researchers said based on the data, they recommend pregnant women take the larger amount, which is about 10 times the current recommendation.

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