06 Jul '11, 6pm

Prenatal supplementation may not improve heart health for Gambian ...: New study finds no connection between mom...

Prenatal supplementation may not improve heart health for Gambian ...: New study finds no connection between mom...

Surprisingly, there were no clear differences in heart health in terms of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol for the two groups of kids. So does this mean that these nutritional supplements are a waste? Hardly. In fact, it might be an indication that nutritional supplementation needs to start before the mothers reach their fourth month of pregnancy. And it's important to note that unlike kids in the U.S. who stay pretty much "on the grid," researchers were only able to find about 60 percent of kids whose moms had participated in the study. So it's impossible to know how and if supplementation affected the health of the remaining 40 percent of kids.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/family/babies-pregnancy/blogs/prenatal...

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