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MOM’S VITAMIN D LEVELS LINKED TO LANGUAGE PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN

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Summary of New Study on Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy:

  • Adequate vitamin D levels among pregnant women may be important for the optimal development of their baby.
  • Language difficulties increased twofold for children whose mothers had the lowest level of vitamin D, compared with children whose mothers had normal levels of vitamin D.
  • Vitamin D levels among pregnant women have decreased steadily over the past 20 years.
  • Dr. Michael F. Holick, a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine, noted that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk for preeclampsia (a condition marked by increased blood pressure and protein in the urine during pregnancy) and the need for a cesarean delivery.
  • Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy may relieve the problem.
  • Pregnant women should be increasing their vitamin D intake to levels recommended by the Endocrine Society, which is 1,500 to 2,000 IU a day.
  • Women who are deficient in vitamin D may need as much as 10,000 IU a day.

We both know that we had low levels of Vitamin D during our pregnancies with Annie and Brody. We wish we would have known this information. One more piece of the autism puzzle.

To read the full article, http://news.yahoo.com/moms-vitamin-d-levels-linked-language-problems-kids-170207935.html.

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A Ventography is about: 1. Encouraging and empathizing with other parents on the autism spectrum. 2. Recycling and simplifying information on the latest autism news and health and diet tips. 3. Asking thought provoking questions designed to make us rethink what we've been told about autism. 4. Helping connect the dots that show, in some cases, autism is more than a brain disorder. 5. Challenging parents to rethink what they've been told, refuse the status quo, and escape the whirlwind of confusion.

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