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Overview Women and Vitamin D

Lack of vitamin D causes problems throughout a woman's entire life

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Vitamin D - roles in women's reproductive health - Nov 2011

Magdalena Grundmann Grundmann.magdalena at mh-hannover.de ; and Frauke von Versen-Hoeynck
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2011, 9:146 doi:10.1186/1477-7827-9-146

In the past few years a growing interest in vitamin D can be observed in the lay and biomedical literature due to findings demonstrating a low vitamin D status in the population. In addition to its importance for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus homeostasis recent epidemiologic studies have observed relationships between low vitamin D levels and multiple disease states. This secosteroid hormone also regulates the expression of a large number of genes in reproductive tissues implicating a role for vitamin D in female reproduction. In this report we summarize the recent evidence that vitamin D status influences female reproductive and pregnancy outcomes. Human and animal data suggest that low vitamin D status is associated with impaired fertility, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Evidence from observational studies shows higher rates of preeclampsia, preterm birth, bacterial vaginosis and gestational diabetes in women with low vitamin D levels. However, confirmation of experimental observations establishing an association of vitamin D deficiency with adverse reproductive outcomes by high quality observational and large-scale randomized clinical trials is still lacking. The determination of optimal 25(OH)D3 levels in the reproductive period and the amount of vitamin D supplementation required to achieve those levels for the numerous actions of vitamin D throughout a woman's life would have important public health implications.

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Nice summary of vitamin D levels from this paper

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Interesting way of showing non-classical influences of vitamin D

see wikipage: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=2143

Sufficiency is 30-60 ng, toxicity does not start until 150 ng

The Costs of Motherhood Are Rising, and Catching Women Off Guard NY Times Aug 2018

  • "Since about 1985, no more than 2 percent of female high school seniors said they planned to be “homemakers” at age 30, even though most planned to be mothers. The surveys also found no decline in overall job satisfaction post-baby. Yet consistently, between 15 percent and 18 percent of women have stayed home"
  • "The cost of motherhood fell for most of the 20th century because of inventions like dishwashers, formula and the birth control pill. But that’s no longer the case, according to data cited in the paper. The cost of child care has increased by 65 percent since the early 1980s. Eighty percent of women breast-feed, up from about half. "

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