Physical performance and 25-hydroxyvitamin D: a cross-sectional study of pregnant Swedish and Somali immigrant women and new mothers

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Kalliokoski, Paul; Bergqvist, Yngve; Löfvander, Monica;
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth,volume 13,pages237-237 (issn: 1471-2393, eissn: 1471-2393)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-13-237, pmc: PMC3879197
  • Subject: Somalia | Research Article | Vitamin D | Clinical observation | Pregnancy | Obstetrics and Gynaecology | 25(OH)D | Physical performance | Primary care | Grip strength | Ultraviolet B radiation

Background Severe vitamin D deficiency can impair muscle strength. The study aims were to examine physical performance in the hands and upper legs, and analyze plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations in women with presumably low (veiled, Somali-born) and hig... View more
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