Why pregnant women need to dose up on vitamin D: Kids born with low levels of the sunshine vitamin are more likely to have high blood pressure

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Children born with low vitamin D levels are at a higher risk of having high, unhealthy blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Babies whose vitamin D are sub-par at birth are at a 60 percent greater risk of developing high systolic blood pressure between ages six and 18, according to the American Heart Association study.

If a child’s mother doesn’t get ample vitamin D from food, sun exposure or supplements while she’s pregnant, they won’t be able to properly absorb the calcium they need to develop strong bones.

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