Mother's low vitamin D linked to toddler's risk of cavities

Apr 22 2014, 11:52 IST
Comments 0
Women's low vitamin D levels during pregnancy are linked to a higher risk of cavities in the teeth of their toddlers. Thinkstock Women's low vitamin D levels during pregnancy are linked to a higher risk of cavities in the teeth of their toddlers. Thinkstock
SummaryWomen's low vitamin D levels during pregnancy are linked to a higher risk of cavities in the teeth of their toddlers

organization's Website.

But Dr. Philippe P. Hujoel from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle disagrees that all pregnant women need vitamin D supplements.

"In place of supplementation, I would recommend maintaining proper vitamin D levels during pregnancy the natural way - enjoy the sun, choose foods such as wild salmon, ahi tuna, mushrooms and eggs. Additionally, reducing carbohydrate intake will reduce the body's need for vitamin D," he told Reuters Health in an email.

"Avoid sugar. It is a necessary fuel for dental cavities and it burns up vitamin D," Hujoel added.

Single Page Format
Ads by Google
Reader´s Comments
| Post a Comment
Please Wait while comments are loading...