Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

Concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D from neonatal dried blood spots and the relation to gestational age, birth weight and Ponderal Index: the D-tect study

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor is linearly associated with dietary quality and predicts mortality

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Meat intake in relation to semen quality and reproductive hormone levels among young men in Spain

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. A carbohydrate-reduced high-protein diet acutely decreases postprandial and diurnal glucose excursions in type 2 diabetes patients

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Familial associations in hair cortisol concentration: A cross-sectional analysis based on the Healthy Start study

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Vitamin D and Calcium Milk Fortification in Pregnant Women with Periodontitis: A Feasibility Trial

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Prediction of carotid intima-media thickness and its relation to cardiovascular events in persons with type 2 diabetes

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

View graph of relations

Studies have suggested that vitamin D status at birth may be associated with a range of neonatal outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the association between neonatal 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) concentration and gestational age, birth weight, Ponderal Index and size for gestational age. Neonatal capillary blood stored as dried blood spots was used to assess 25(OH)D3 concentrations among 2686 subjects selected from a random population sub-sample of individuals, born in Denmark from 1 May 1981 to 31 December 2002. There was an inverse association between 25(OH)D3 concentration and gestational age at birth of -0·006 (95 % CI -0·009, -0·003, P<0·001) weeks of gestation per 1 nmol/l increase in 25(OH)D3 concentration. An inverted U-shaped association between 25(OH)D3 and birth weight and Ponderal Index (P=0·04) was found, but no association with size for gestational age was shown. This study suggests that neonatal 25(OH)D3 concentration is associated with anthropometric measures at birth known to be correlated with many subsequent health outcomes such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe British journal of nutrition
Volume119
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1416-1423
Number of pages8
ISSN0007-1145
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

ID: 54634916