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Preterm infants need Vitamin D

Preterm births are MORE likely if
Obese - who have lower vitamin D levels
Dark-skin - who have lower D levels due to less D from the sun
Mother has a poor Vitamin D Receptor
Preterm births are LESS likely if more Vitamin D
Give Vitamin D to pregnant women
Preterm births are LESS likely if more Omega-3, etc.
Preterm Births decreased by Omega-3 (analysis of 184 countries) – April 2019
Preterm births strongly related to Vitamin D, Vitamin D Receptor, Iodine, Omega-3, etc
See also
Pre-term birth - many of risk factors are associated with low vitamin D


Recent articles

Vitamin D deficiency was widely prevalent among preterm neonates - July 2021

The potential effects of vitamin D deficiency on respiratory distress syndrome among preterm infants
Clin Nutr ESPEN.. 2021 Aug;44:243-246. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.06.009
Abdulrahman Al-Matary 1, Yahia AlMalki 2, Samah Khalil 3, Emad AlHulaimi 4

Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most commonly deficient vitamins worldwide. Preterm infants usually suffer from different complications. However, the relationship between vitamin D levels and RDS prevalence has been emerging in the last few years.

Aim: This study aimed to assess the severity of respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants who are ≤34 weeks GA, with a birth weight of ≤2 kg, and its relation to their serum blood level of vitamin D.

Materials and methods: This is a multicenter study conducted at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Maternity and Children Hospital (MCH), Qassim, Saudi Arabia. We observed prospectively all preterm babies who were ≤34 weeks GA with 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) serum level ≤30 ng/ml at 24 h of life or less. Included infants were divided into 2 groups; infants with 25-hydroxyvitamin D level of ≤30 ng/ml were the deficient group and those with >30 ng/ml were considered in the normal group.

Results: 174 preterm infants were included in this study with an average gestational age of 30.2 ± 2.7 weeks.
The mean vitamin D level was 30.5 (SD 19.5).

  • Vitamin D deficiency was detected among 99 infants (56.9%). (<30ng?)
  • Of the deficient infants, (respiratory distress?)
    • 42.4% moderate and (respiratory distress?)
    • 31.3% were mild. (respiratory distress?)

Pneumothorax was 2.9% and mortality rates were recorded among 14 cases (8%).

Conclusion: Vitamin D deficiency was widely prevalent among preterm neonates. Pneumothorax, surfactant doses, oxygen, and mechanical ventilation requirements were statistically significant at vitamin D deficiency.


VitaminDWiki pages with PRETERM or PREEMIE in title (96 as of AUG 2021)

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Supplement preterm infants with vitamin D if less than 80 ng – RCT Sept 2021 28 Sep, 2021
Preterm infants need Vitamin D 04 Aug, 2021
Arab preterm infants often have less than 10 ng of vitamin D - 2010 06 May, 2021
Preemies should have vitamin D supplements – reaching an agreement – April 2021 01 May, 2021
Preemies 2.5 X more likely to get hip replacement etc. (low vitamin D) – Nov 2014 30 Apr, 2021
Preemie Respiratory Distress Syndrome is 5X more likely if low vitamin D – Dec 2020 18 Dec, 2020
Preterm birth risk increased 16 pcnt if heat wave (perhaps outside less) - Nov 2020 16 Nov, 2020
Preterm birth associated with many genes, including the Vitamin D Receptor again – Jan 2020 30 Jan, 2020
Preterm birth 8X more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor – Dec 2019 31 Dec, 2019
8 percent fewer preterm births if adequate Selenium from food – Aug 2019 24 Dec, 2019
Pregnant women in Australia to take Omega-3 when told of reduction in preterm births – Dec 2019 19 Nov, 2019
Preterm birth 9 X more likely if fetus had a poor Vitamin D Receptor and previous miscarriage – Aug 2017 12 Nov, 2019
Preemies still have low vitamin D at age 6 – Oct 2019 30 Oct, 2019
Preterm births reduced by Vitamin D, Omega-3, Zinc – Oct 2019 26 Oct, 2019
Preterm birth rate not vary with vitamin D level (when all are less than 30 ng) – Oct 2019 17 Oct, 2019
Extreme preterm infants helped somewhat by 800 IU of vitamin D – RCT Jan 2018 01 Oct, 2019
Preterm birth chance reduced – with 17P or Vitamin D – June 2015 09 Aug, 2019
Preterm Births reduced by Omega-3, Zinc, and Vitamin D – Aug 2019 09 Aug, 2019
Preterm birth increases risk of heart disease by 1.5 X by age 40 – June 2019 06 Aug, 2019
No preemie had even 30 ng of vitamin D, lower D associated with more Respiratory Distress – Aug 2013 24 Jul, 2019
Preemie immunity (Treg) vastly improved by 800 IU of Vitamin D daily – RCT July 2019 24 Jul, 2019
Rickets in Sweden recently increased by 6X (mainly preemies) – May 2019 06 May, 2019
Preterm Births decreased by Omega-3 (analysis of 184 countries) – April 2019 27 Apr, 2019
Vaginal microbiome varies with race, vitamin D level, preterm birth, etc. - March 2019 27 Mar, 2019
Preterm Births - promising preventions – anti-oxidants, Vitamin D, Omega-3, Zinc, etc. – Jan 2019 04 Mar, 2019
Premature births predicted in office by 2024 - Bill Gates (vs. reduce preemies by half now with Vitamin D) - Feb 2019 28 Feb, 2019
Respiratory Distress Syndrome in preemies 5 X more likely if poor vitamin D receptor – Feb 2019 15 Feb, 2019
Preterm birth 3X more likely if low vitamin D – Oct 2018 07 Feb, 2019
Preterm birth might be prevented by Vitamin D, Omega-3, etc. (International survey) – Jan 2019 04 Feb, 2019
Omega-3 index of 5 greatly decreases the risk of an early preterm birth – Dec 2018 04 Jan, 2019
Preterm babies have low vitamin D, but recover in 6 weeks with 800 IU supplementation – Jan 2019 01 Jan, 2019
Preterm birth interventions – 4 studies found possible vitamin D benefit – Cochrane – Nov 2018 28 Nov, 2018
Preterm birth cost for employers approximately 50,000 dollars – Oct 2017 28 Sep, 2018
Preterm births 12 X more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor (white infants in Italy) – meta-analysis Aug 2018 27 Aug, 2018
Autism and ADHD type disorders were 14X more likely in survey of extreme preterm vaccinated infants - April 2017 04 Jul, 2018
FDA petitioned to acknowledge that vitamin D cuts preterm birth rate in half – May 2018 13 May, 2018
Preterm birth 4X more likely if Vitamin D deficient – Feb 2018 04 Apr, 2018
Preterm birth 4X more likely if very low Vitamin D (Chinese) - Feb 2018 28 Feb, 2018
60 percent of preemies have brain damage from lack of brain Oxygen, which is associated with low vitamin D – Feb 2018 22 Feb, 2018
Pregnancies with more than 40 ng of vitamin D are great - miscarriage, LBW, SGA, preterm – Feb 2018 14 Feb, 2018
Pregnancies with more than 40 ng of vitamin D are great - miscarriage, LBW, SGA, preterm – Feb 2018 14 Feb, 2018
Preterm birth rates increased in 15 European countries – Oct 2013 23 Dec, 2017
Increasing Omega-3 reduces heart problems, autism, depression, preterm birth, breast cancer, etc. 15 Dec, 2017
Vitamin D intervention reduces preterm births and low birth weight by 60 percent – Cochrane Reviews – Nov 2017 07 Dec, 2017
Preterm birth rate increased 60 percent in 50 years (US) 26 Nov, 2017
Preterm cost for employers, increased 65 percent in 2 years – Oct 2017 26 Nov, 2017
Preterm births are VERY costly – Feb 2017 26 Nov, 2017
Preterm birth far more likely if previous miscarriage and poor Vitamin D receptor – Aug 2017 20 Nov, 2017
Preemies with poor lungs (Respiratory distress syndrome) have low levels of vitamin D – Nov 2017 14 Nov, 2017
Preterm birth is related to Vitamin D Receptor problems – many studies agree 13 Nov, 2017
Preterm births strongly related to Vitamin D, Vitamin D Receptor, Iodine, Omega-3, etc 13 Nov, 2017
Preterm birth and Vitamin D Receptor – Dec 2016 13 Nov, 2017
Vitamin D Receptor is associated with preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and preterm birth – Nov 2017 10 Nov, 2017
Preemies getting 800 IU of vitamin D were 3X less likely to have low bone density 4 weeks later – RCT Oct 2017 22 Oct, 2017
APS (associated with miscarriage, stillbirth. preterm delivery and stroke) is 3X more likely if low vitamin D – meta-analysis Oct 2017 13 Oct, 2017
Preterm birth trend toward 2.5 X more likely if less than 10 ng of Vitamin D – Aug 2017 26 Aug, 2017
Preemies need 1,000 IU of vitamin D – RCT Sept 2017 03 Aug, 2017
Preterm birth rate reduced by vitamin D – 78 percent if non-white, 39 percent if white – July 2017 27 Jul, 2017
Preterm birth more likely if dark skinned and low vitamin D (not white-skinned) – April 2017 06 Jul, 2017
Dark skinned Canadian women with low vitamin D are 4 X more likely to have preterm births – April 2017 06 Jul, 2017
Preterm birth 2X more likely if poor Vitamin D Receptor, 9 X if also had previous miscarriage – June 2017 15 Jun, 2017
Sepsis in first year of life is much more likely if preterm (low Vitamin D) – May 2017 10 May, 2017
Iodine added during pregnancy reduces preterm births, increases IQ. Etc. 27 Apr, 2017
Risk of preterm birth twice as likely when less than 10 ng of vitamin D – Nov 2016 13 Apr, 2017
Preemies with low Vitamin D are 14 percent more like to have expensive gut problems (necrotizing enterocolitis) – March 2017 24 Mar, 2017
Preterm labor 20 times more likely if low vitamin D, etc. (India) – Feb 2017 08 Mar, 2017
Preterm birth rate reduced by 43 percent with adequate Vitamin D supplementation – meta-analysis Feb 2017 02 Mar, 2017
Preterm birth rate reduced by 0.57 with adequate Vitamin D supplementation – meta-analysis Feb 2017 28 Feb, 2017
Preterm birth rate reduced 57 percent by Vitamin D – Nov 2015 23 Jan, 2017
Preterm birth extended by 2 weeks with Omega-3 – Meta-analysis Nov 2015 10 Dec, 2016
Preterm birth 3.3 times more likely if Vitamin D Receptor gene problem – Aug 2016 15 Oct, 2016
Zinc helps pregnancies – 14 percent fewer preterm births, etc. – Cochrane RCT Feb 2015 14 Jun, 2016
Preterm birth has become the leading cause of infant mortality (vitamin D not mentioned) – JAMA June 2016 07 Jun, 2016
Preterm birth 30 percent more likely if low vitamin D – meta-analysis May 2016 20 May, 2016
Extreme preterm infants need a total of 1,000 IU of vitamin D daily – RCT April 2016 13 Apr, 2016
Preemies have increased need for vitamin D and Calcium (Rickets)– May 2013 15 Mar, 2016
Asthmatic pregnant women had 30 percent more preterm births if air pollution (vitamin D not mentioned) – March 2016 09 Mar, 2016
Omega-3 helps pregnancy in many ways: preterm 26 percent less likely etc – review July 2012 08 Sep, 2015
Extreme preterm survival 30 percent less likely if little sunshine 23-28 weeks – June 2015 05 Sep, 2015
Respiratory distress after preterm birth is more likely if low vitamin D – review April 2015 05 Aug, 2015
All preemies with Chronic Lung Disease had low vitamin D levels– July 2015 01 Aug, 2015
Many preemies need at least 800 IU of vitamin D – RCT May 2013 16 Mar, 2015
Preterm births are associated most strongly with low vitamin D in third trimester – Nov 2014 13 Mar, 2015
Chance of preterm birth is strongly associated with low vitamin D – Feb 2015 05 Feb, 2015
The more preterm the birth, the lower the vitamin D level (both mothers and infants) – Feb 2014 05 Feb, 2015
Preterm infants more likely to have vitamin D levels below 20 ng – Feb 2014 05 Feb, 2015
Decreased risk of preterm birth if have more than 36 ng of vitamin D – Jan 2015 09 Jan, 2015
Autism associated with preterm and low birth weight (both associated with low vitamin D) – Nov 2014 31 Dec, 2014
Preterm infants, kidney, rickets and vitamin D intake: is it time for rewriting the history – Aug 2014 26 Aug, 2014
Preemies have low vitamin D levels yet only get 400 IU – July 2013 15 Aug, 2014
300 IU is not enough vitamin D for preterm infants – March 2014 22 Apr, 2014
Morbid obesity increases chance of extreme preemie by 3X (low vitamin D not mentioned) – June 2013 21 Sep, 2013
Study found little proof that preemies need more vitamin D – Sept 2013 15 Sep, 2013
Some preemies needed more than 400 IU of vitamin D – July 2013 12 Aug, 2013
400 IU not enough to raise preemies vitamin D level to 30 ng – Dissertation 2010 01 Jun, 2013
Osteopenia in preterm infants – May 2012 27 Dec, 2012
Dark-skin plus low vitamin D in first trimester made preterm birth 2.9 X more likely – Dec 2019 No value for &#039;modification_date_major&#039;

Infant/Child and Vitamin D Receptor: 16 articles


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