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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Meeting vitamin D requirements during pregnancy is particularly important due to the role of vitamin D in fetal bone formation.

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Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Meeting vitamin D requirements during pregnancy is particularly important due to the role of vitamin D in fetal bone formation” is true or false.

Introduction: Vitamin D is required for the development of the bones in the body. During pregnancy, inadequate supply of vitamin D to the growing fetus can compromise its bone development. The deficiency of vitamin D can also affect the maternal bone health.

Explanation

The mineralization of fetal skeletal muscles is supported by vitamin D which is provided to the fetus from maternal vitamin D that stores through the umbilical cord. Therefore, vitamin D requirements for the mother change rapidly durin...

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