Mom's high levels of Vit D bad for kid

  • PTI, Berlin
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  • Updated: Feb 28, 2013 11:15 IST

High levels of vitamin D in pregnant mothers can raise their baby's risk of developing food allergies after birth, a new study has claimed.

Researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg in Germany found that pregnant women should avoid taking vitamin D supplements.

The long term study included 622 mothers and their 629 children. The level of vitamin D was tested in the blood of the pregnant mothers and also in the cord blood of the children born.


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