Having a strong and healthy child can be pursued since I was in the pregnancy. The researchers found that mothers who received vitamin D with high levels tend to have children with stronger muscles.
The results obtained through the analysis of 700 mother and child. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism of the find, the more levels of vitamin D in the blood of women during pregnancy, the stronger muscles of children born at the age of four years.
According to the researchers, intake of vitamin D has an effect on muscle mass in the growing fetus, thus helping the child to have stronger muscles in the future. Known, people who have strong muscles tend to be more difficult to fall and suffered a fracture in old age, and is more protected from diabetes.
Nicholas Harvey, researchers from Southampton University, said the study does add evidence of disease later in life triggered by health in youth. He also emphasized the importance of vitamin D in protecting themselves from disease.
" Although vitamin D is found in fatty fish and other foods, many vitamins are formed by the body when skin is exposed to sunlight, " he explained.
Moon Rebecca Harvey and his colleagues used data from a long-term health study in Southampton to compare vitamin D levels in pregnant women with how strong his son to press the sensor at the age of four years.
According to them, the increase in strength at the age of four have positive consequences in subsequent years. This is because children tend to grow into strong adults who are strong, too. Previous studies found that adequate vitamin D during pregnancy will contribute in shaping the child's bones stronger.
Vitamin D is known to be important for bone health. The experts recommend to eat 10 micrograms of the vitamin daily. In addition, sufficient vitamin D will keep the heart healthy, lower the risk of prostate cancer, and prevent multiple sclerosis.