Reduced risk of small babies for pregnant women who take iron

July 2008
Nursing Standard;7/9/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 44, p17
Academic Journal
The article reports on iron supplementation for pregnant women as a factor against the risk of having low birth weight babies. Spanish researchers conducted a study on pregnant women who were asked to take folic acid and iron supplements. Results of the study showed that folic acid supplementation was unrelated to low birth weight but iron supplementation proved lower risks of low birth weight babies. Lesser risks for low birth weight was associated with the duration of iron supplementation.


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