Heavier Babies Do Better in School New York Times
- Known: Babies with low birth weight are associated with LOW vitamin D
- Known: Infants and Children with HIGH vitamin D have fewer illnesses
and thus probably have more as well as better quality time in school
- Hypothesis: Babies with high birth weight are associates with HIGH vitamin D
- Among the top 5 percent of test scorers in elementary school, one in three weighed at least eight pounds at birth, compared with only one in four of all babies.
- The relationship between birth weight and test scores was present by the time children enrolled in kindergarten and remained fairly constant throughout elementary and middle school.
- Other research has found that children who do better in elementary school are more likely to graduate from college, earn more as adults and live longer.
- Preterm infants, kidney, rickets and vitamin D intake: is it time for rewriting the history – Aug 2014
- Higher vitamin D at birth associated with less diabetes and obesity 35 years later – Jan 2014
- Delayed scholastic achievement associated with low vitamin D levels – Aug 2012
- (Stunting OR “low birth weight” OR LBW OR preemie OR preemies OR preterm) 376 items as of Aug 2014,
- Low vitamin D increased probability of low birth weight by 60 percent – meta-analysis June 2012