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ea0041ep136 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2016

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy associates with increased emotional and behavioral problems at preschool age: the Rhea pregnancy cohort, Crete, Greece

Daraki Vasiliki , Roumeliotaki Theano , Chalkiadaki Georgia , Margioris Andrew , Koutra Katerina , Katrinaki Marianna , Kyriklaki Andriani , Kampouri Mariza , Papavasiliou Stathis , Kogevinas Manolis , Chatzi Leda

Background and aims: Vitamin D deficiency during the perinatal period has been hypothesized to increase risk for several psychiatric disorders in humans. As newborn vitamin D levels are entirely dependent on maternal vitamin D status, vitamin D deficiency in utero may leave the infant vulnerable to cognitive defects and behavioral problems. Few human studies have examined these associations with inconclusive results. We aimed to investigate the associations of maternal 25-hydr...