Pregnant women who had maternal vitamin 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels less than 100 nmol/L were more likely to have children with ADHD, according to a population-based case-control study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
“The data were collected from Finland, which is among the northernmost European countries with very little sunlight exposure during the winter, and before 2004, when the national recommendation for vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women was initiated,” Minna Sucksdorff, MD, of the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital in Finland, and colleagues wrote. “The consequent vulnerability to vitamin D deficiency allowed for enrichment of the exposure, further improving the power to investigate this association.”
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