Prenatal iron intake improves birth weight, study finds

11/7/2013 | Healio (free registration)

Daily prenatal iron intake improves birth weight and reduces the risk for maternal anemia, iron deficiency, iron deficiency anemia and adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to results of a study published in the British Medical Journal. Study data suggest that iron intake during pregnancy may be used as a preventive strategy to improve maternal hematological status and birth weight.

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