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Dietary supplements in pregnancy

Hurst, A and Abayomi, JC (2018) Dietary supplements in pregnancy. Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech, 29 (2). ISSN 1722-6996

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Abstract

It is well documented that good nutrition during pregnancy is essential for the health of both the fetus and the pregnant woman. Various barriers may prevent pregnant women from consuming all the vital nutrients recommended; this can include poverty, access to food, nausea and vomiting. However, many women may unwittingly elude important nutrients by following restrictive diets, such as vegetarian or vegan diets, often believing that this is a healthy option. Fortification of food and supplementation of key micronutrients, particularly folic acid, vitamin D and iron can help to ensure optimal nutritional status in pregnant women, particularly where diets may be lacking. Globally, Governments and health organisations have issued recommendations and/or started schemes that aim to optimise micronutrient intake in pregnancy, mainly via targeted supplementation. © 2018 TeknoScienze. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Divisions: School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
Publisher: TeknoScienze
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 08:56
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 08:56
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8719

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