High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Black Pregnant Women and Neonates Residing in Northern USA

The original title implies that the levels of vit D in black and white women are comparable.   The deficiency rate is 6 times higher in black women and 4.5 times higher in black babies.   By concentrating on “insufficiency” instead of “deficiency” in the title, the authors obscure the radical difference in the tails of the two bell curves where the health consequences are most harmful.   This fudging of facts seems inexplicable.    Clearly we have a crisis situation for black mothers here.  D deficiency is linked to premature birth, pre-eclampsia, stroke and long-term infertility of the offspring ( http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2019/07/depopulation-strategy-premature-birth/ ) .    Birth trauma is linked to depression, drug addiction and violence ( http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2018/06/medical-psychopaths-take-a-stand-against-violence/ ).    The remedy is easy, cheap, effective and totally against the business interests of medicine and the pharmacorps,

It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that there’s a pattern here.    Modern day medicalized eugenics, with a profit angle.

Abstract

In utero or early-life vitamin D deficiency is associated with skeletal problems, type 1 diabetes, and schizophrenia, but the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in U.S. pregnant women is unexplored. We sought to assess vitamin D status of pregnant women and their neonates residing in Pittsburgh by race and season. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) was measured at 4–21 wk gestation and predelivery in 200 white and 200 black pregnant women and in cord blood of their neonates. Over 90% of women used prenatal vitamins. Women and neonates were classified as vitamin D deficient [25(OH)D <37.5 nmol/L], insufficient [25(OH)D 37.5–80 nmol/L], or sufficient [25(OH)D > 80 nmol/L]. At delivery, vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency occurred in 29.2% and 54.1% of black women and 45.6% and 46.8% black neonates, respectively. Five percent and 42.1% of white women and 9.7% and 56.4% of white neonates were vitamin D deficient and insufficient, respectively. Results were similar at <22 wk gestation. After adjustment for prepregnancy BMI and periconceptional multivitamin use, black women had a smaller mean increase in maternal 25(OH)D compared with white women from winter to summer (16.0 ± 3.3 nmol/L vs. 23.2 ± 3.7 nmol/L) and from spring to summer (13.2 ± 3.0 nmol/L vs. 27.6 ± 4.7 nmol/L) (P < 0.01). These results suggest that black and white pregnant women and neonates residing in the northern US are at high risk of vitamin D insufficiency, even when mothers are compliant with prenatal vitamins. Higher-dose supplementation is needed to improve maternal and neonatal vitamin D nutriture.

https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/137/2/447/4664564

Vitamin D: Premature Birth and Maternal Complications hit Black Women Disproportionately

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