Baltimore June 9, — The foods and nutrients a woman consumes while pregnant have important health implications for her and her baby. Many prenatal supplements contain too much folic acid Consuming folic acid prior to pregnancy helps prevent birth defects. But a new study found most prenatal supplements were labeled as containing more folic acid than the current recommended daily intake. The study also revealed different agencies and scientific bodies provide conflicting messaging around the optimal intake of folic acid from supplements and folate from food during pregnancy. Prenatal vitamins often have nutrient content higher than labeled Chemical analysis of the contents of 24 prenatal multivitamins representing about 60 percent of the prenatal multivitamin products sold through U. The greatest difference was seen for vitamin D, with supplements containing an average of 29 percent more vitamin D than was indicated on product labels.
New research on diet and supplements during pregnancy and beyond
Literature Review On Obesity In Pregnancy
Brand-Miller, Tania P. Markovic, Glynis P. Ross, Robert G. Dietary glycemic index GI has received considerable research interest over the past 25 years although its application to pregnancy outcomes is more recent. This paper critically evaluates the current evidence regarding the effect of dietary GI on maternal and fetal nutrition.
LITERATURE REVIEW | FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ANEMIA IN PREGNANCY AMONG YOULG AND OLD WOMEN
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In this review, the authors summarize current knowledge on maternal nutritional requirements during pregnancy, with a focus on the nutrients that have been most commonly investigated in association with birth outcomes. Data sourcing and extraction included searches of the primary resources establishing maternal nutrient requirements during pregnancy e. The authors used a conceptual framework which took both primary and secondary factors e.