New Findings from Anhui Medical University in the Area of Vitamin D Deficiency Reported (Association between maternal vitamin D deficiency and small for gestational age: evidence from a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week -- Researchers detail new data in Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions - Vitamin D Deficiency. According to news reporting originating from Anhui, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To determine whether maternal vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy is associated with small for gestational age (SGA). A comprehensive literature search of PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Embase, and the Elsevier ScienceDirect library was conducted to identify relevant articles reporting prospective cohort studies in English, with the last report included published in February 2017."
Financial support for this research came from National Natural Science Foundation of China (see also Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions - Vitamin D Deficiency).
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Anhui Medical University, "Pooled odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to evaluate the correlation in a random effects model. A total of 13 cohort studies were included in this meta-analysis with a sample of 28 285 individuals from seven countries. The pooled overall OR for babies born SGA was 1.588 (CI 1.138 to 2.216; p0.01) for women with vitamin D deficiency. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy varied from 13.2% to 77.3%. Subgroup analyses identified no significant differences in the association between vitamin D deficiency and SGA based on study quality, gestational week during which blood sampling was performed, cut-off vitamin D levels, sample size, adjustment for critical confounders and method for measuring vitamin D."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This meta-analysis suggests that vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of SGA."
For more information on this research see: Association between maternal vitamin D deficiency and small for gestational age: evidence from a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Bmj Open, 2017;7(8):e016404. (BMJ Publishing Group - group.bmj.com/; Bmj Open - bmjopen.bmj.com/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Chen, Dept. of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, School of Public Health, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include B. Zhu, X. Wu, S. Li and F. Tao.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Anhui, Avitaminosis, Malnutrition, Nutrition Disorders, Vitamin D Deficiency, People's Republic of China, Deficiency Diseases and Conditions, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions.
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