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Higher vitamin D dose in pregnancy may benefit offspring

A study in JAMA Pediatrics of a double-blinded, randomized clinical trial that included 623 pregnant women and their 584 children found that women given 2,800 IU of vitamin D a day had children with higher whole-body bone mineral content compared with children born to mothers who were given a standard dose of 400 IU a day. The effect was most significant in children with winter births and children who had vitamin D-insufficient mothers.

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