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Extra antenatal supplements do little for healthy Chinese women

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 16 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f249

Pregnant women in rural China are prescribed folic acid supplements, but do they need iron and micronutrients too? In the largest trial so far, adding iron—with or without micronutrients—made little difference to pregnancy outcomes, including perinatal deaths, neonatal deaths, infant deaths, …

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