Prenatal micronutrient supplementation: Are we there yet?

Bhutta, Zulfiqar A.; Haider, Batool Azra
June 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/9/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 12, p1188
Academic Journal
In this article the authors discuss the systematic review of P.S. Shah and A. Ohlsson on the effect of supplementation with multiple micronutrients on birth weight, low-birth-weight infants, and preterm birth. It notes on the failure of the researchers to analyze the nutritional status of pregnant women and argues on the validity of the 13 published trials used in the meta-analysis. It asserts the use of evidence-based interventions to improve the fetal growth and maternal nutritional stature.


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