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3.7X decrease in Very Low Weight Births (following huge increase in Vitamin D sales) - June 2020

Reduction in preterm births during the COVID-19 lockdown in Ireland: a natural experiment allowing analysis of data from the prior two decades - June 5

 Download the preprint from VitaminDWiki

"VLBW rate per 1000 live births for January to April, 2001-2019 was 8.18 (95% CI: 7.21, 9.29).
During January to April 2020, an unusually low VLBW rate of just 2.17 per 1000 live births was observed.
The rate ratio of 3.77 (95% CI: 1.21, 11.75), p = 0.022"

From Michael Cawley, Ireland    Personalized Vitamin D3 For MS with Michael Cawley Facebook group
"According to the owner of Sona nutritional supplier in Ireland,
   he sold a typical 6 months of D3 supplements every 7 days since March 2020.
The Government have not recommended Vitamin D3 supplementation (even in hospitals and care homes)
but everyone is ignoring their advice and taking it anyway."

Suspect that other places around the world will also find
COVID-19 ==> want to improve immune system
==>take more vitamin D ==> improved pregnancies, asthma, etc..

Approximately 25X increased sales of Vitamin D in a 3 month time period

Imagine how much better the pregnancies would have been if the women had been taking the VItamin D for 8, 9, or 10 months

Afew relevant studies in VitaminDWiki

Pregnancy category starts with

892 items in Pregnancy category

 - see also

Healthy pregnancies need lots of vitamin D has the following summary

Vit. D
0. Chance of not conceiving3.4 times Observe
1. Miscarriage 2.5 times Observe
2. Pre-eclampsia 3.6 timesRCT
3. Gestational Diabetes 3 times RCT
4. Good 2nd trimester sleep quality 3.5 times Observe
5. Premature birth 2 times RCT
6. C-section - unplanned 1.6 timesObserve
     Stillbirth - OMEGA-3 4 timesRCT - Omega-3
7. Depression AFTER pregnancy 1.4 times RCT
8. Small for Gestational Age 1.6 times meta-analysis
9. Infant height, weight, head size
     within normal limits
10. Childhood Wheezing 1.3 times RCT
11. Additional child is Autistic 4 times Intervention
12.Young adult Multiple Sclerosis 1.9 timesObserve
13. Preeclampsia in young adult 3.5 timesRCT
14. Good motor skills @ age 31.4 times Observe
15. Childhood Mite allergy 5 times RCT
16. Childhood Respiratory Tract visits 2.5 times RCT

RCT = Randomized Controlled Trial

Subsequent reports

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