Does vitamin D status influence serum lipid profile during pregnancy?

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  • After adjustment for confounders, women with inadequate plasma 25(OH)D concentrations (<75 nmol/L) had significantly higher increase in the concentration of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), total cholesterol (TC), and TC/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratios throughout pregnancy.

Why this matters 

  • Increasing evidence shows that an abnormal lipid profile during gestation may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Study design

  • This prospective study inv...