In Vitamin D Council’s article on the essential needs of the human being to have vitamin D, they speak about the negative effects that could occur for being vitamin deficient. One of these effects could even come after or during a pregnancy making it even more difficult. They presented a study which supported that mothers who did not have enough vitamin D during pregnancy were at higher risk of getting multiple sclerosis.
- Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in children
- Further research is required to determine whether increased exposure to the vitamin in pregnant mothers is a sufficient measure for lowering the risk
- research proves that increased levels of vitamin D decrease the risk of MS in adulthood, some studies have been linking the vitamin D exposure in utero with the MS risk later in life.
“A recent study found an increased risk of multiple sclerosis in those whose mothers were vitamin D deficient during pregnancy compared to those whose mothers were sufficient.”