A study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that maternal placenta consumption didn't result in any health benefits and that inadequate preparation of the organ could result in the spread of Zika virus, HIV or hepatitis to newborns, prompting researchers to warn against the practice. The findings also showed that about 54% of obstetricians and gynecologists were uninformed of the benefits and risks of placenta intake.
Maternal placenta consumption may harm newborns, study finds
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