Daily iron during pregnancy improves birth weightBMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3997 (Published 21 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3997
- Jacqui Wise
A daily dose of iron during pregnancy reduces anaemia and is associated with a significant increase in birth weight and a reduction in risk of low birth weight, a systematic review and meta-analysis has shown.1
The researchers, from the Harvard School of Public Health, found a dose-response relation: for every 10 mg increase in iron dose each day (up to 66 mg a day) the risk of maternal anaemia was …
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