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Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem which can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Several clinical studies have revealed that the supplementation with calcium, vitamin D, magnesium and zinc are associated with significant improvement in bone mass.
Calcium is an essential mineral required for the development and maintenance of bones and teeth, muscle contraction, nerve conduction, neurotransmission and blood clotting.Vitamin D3, in its activated form promotes absorption of calcium from the intestine, decreases the excretion of calcium and maintains calcium homeostasis. Magnesium is required for optimal utilization and cellular transport of calcium. Zinc required for the optimal utilization of calcium.
Several studies have also revealed that the calcium and vitamin D supplementation have shown beneficial effects in improving pregnancy outcomes. Maternal calcium and vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of adverse neonatal outcomes, including:- Preterm delivery,Small for gestational age,Neonatal low birth weight.
Calcium and vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy significantly improves vitamin D deficiency in both the mother and newborn, reduces the rate of bone resorption.During lactation offers overall significant positive effect on lumbar BMD value. Supports fetal growth and reduces risk of pregnancy related hypertension
Thus supplementation with calcium plus vitamin D can offer significant benefits in pregnant and lactating mother.