Vitamin D during pregnancy linked to child strength

Women who have a higher level of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to have children with stronger muscles, a new study suggests.

Researchers measured vitamin D levels of 678 pregnant mothers and the grip strength and muscle mass of their offspring at four years of age.

They found that children born to mothers with higher vitamin D levels had greater muscle strength. It is likely that this higher muscle strength will continue into adulthood.

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