A new study by a group of scientists at the University of Western Australia has illuminated a direct link between language skills and a mother’s level of vitamin D. According to U.S News and World Report, women with low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy bore children with significant differences in language development when compared with women with normal vitamin D levels.
The effects of lower maternal vitamin D levels on the developing offspring is not fully understood,” lead researcher Andrew Whitehouse, told the news source. “The current study found that women with vitamin D insufficiency during pregnancy have an increased risk of having a child with developmental language difficulties.”
The study followed 700 women and measured their vitamin D levels during pregnancy. The researchers also investigated the children’s behavior at regular intervals over their adolescence. While no behavioral or emotional problems existed, language skills were noticeably weaker for the offspring whose mothers had vitamin D deficiency, making it an important part of any prenatal vitamin regimen.
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