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Will My Child Be Smarter If I Take Iron Supplements during Pregnancy? Effect of Iron Supplementation during Pregnancy on the Intelligence Quotient and Behavior of Children at 4 Years of Age: Long-Term Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Taking iron as a nutritional supplement is a common practice during pregnancy. In fact, it is recommended by most health institutions around the world. However, experts are divided about whether iron should be

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Is Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation More Effective Than Iron and Folic Acid? Prenatal Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation Has Greater Impact on Birthweight Than Supplementation with Iron and Folic Acid: A Cluster-Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Programmatic Study in Rural Niger

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The micronutrient intake of pregnant women may be insufficient, especially in underdeveloped countries. Thus, nutritional supplements are necessary, but some of them have proven inefficient. Maternal nutrient deficiency has been linked to

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Does Supplemental Iron Intake during Pregnancy Lead to Gestational Diabetes? Supplemental Iron Intake and the Risk of Glucose Intolerance in Pregnancy: Re-analysis of a Randomised Controlled Trial in Finland

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Iron supplements are often taken during pregnancy. However, some observational studies suggest that high iron intake may lead to gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes (GD), or glucose intolerance during pregnancy, increases the risk

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Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements Reduce Maternal and Newborn Malnutrition Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements for Pregnant Women Reduce Newborn Stunting in a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial in Bangladesh

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The inadequate levels of micronutrients in pregnant and lactating women and their newborn babies are a great concern, especially in developing countries. It is believed that the malnutrition of pregnant and lactating

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