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Stop Vitamin D Deficiency in Its Tracks: Raise Levels During Pregnancy

Vitamin D deficiency pregnancy nutrition

By Carole A. Baggerly Vitamin D is one of the chemicals that our bodies use to regulate gene expression and produce compounds required for optimal cellular function. In fact, it is an essential hormone that affects over 3,000 cell processes. Without enough vitamin D circulating regularly in the blood, the body simply does not function as intended. In its most extreme forms, vitamin D deficiency results in rickets in children and osteomalacia (bone softening) or osteoporosis (bone thinning) in adults. Milder degrees of deficiency or insufficiency have been associated with a vast array of...

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