Father’s pre-conception vitamin D intake linked to child height and weight at 5 years old

Maternal vitamin D intake during pre-pregnancy has been found to have an important role in both offspring musculoskeletal and overall health. But whether a father’s vitamin D intake during pre-conception can influence the health and development of their offspring has received little attention. This analysis investigated the prospective relationship between pre-conception paternal vitamin D intake and offspring height and weight.

Key Takeaways:

  • Maternal vitamin D intake during pre-pregnancy has been found to have an important role in both offspring musculoskeletal and overall health.
  • Paternal vitamin D intake was positively and prospectively associated with offspring’s height and weight at 5 years old
  • They will continue studying the health status and trajectories of these children and their future generations.

“Maternal vitamin D intake during pre-pregnancy has been found to have an important role in both offspring musculoskeletal and overall health.”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170518221002.htm