Elevated 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D plasma levels in normal human pregnancy and lactation

Rajiv Kumar, W. R. Cohen, P. Silva, F. H. Epstein

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Plasma 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels are elevated in early pregnancy and continue to increase throughout pregnancy. They remain elevated postpartum in lactating women. The elevated levels probably represent a physiological response to increased calcium requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-344
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Investigation
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


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