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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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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: Sport Studies, Leisure & Nutrition (closed 31 Aug 19)
Publisher: TeknoScienze
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 08:56
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 10:27
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8719
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