Low vitamin D in pregnancy linked to potentially harmful vaginal bacteria in black women

Race plays a role in how vitamin D affects the vaginal microbiome. In a trial of pregnant women of diverse ethnicity, black women lower in vitamin D had more bacteria linked to bacterial vaginosis and preterm delivery, while vitamin D-replete white women had more lactobacilli, which promote vaginal health. This study by Medical University of South Carolina and Virginia Commonwealth University researchers is part of a collection of manuscripts from the integrative Human Microbiome Project.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org