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Maternal iron intake at mid-pregnancy is associated with reduced fetal growth: results from Mothers and Children’s Environmental Health (MOCEH) study

Posted April 3, 2013

Iron supplementation is a common recommendation for pregnant women to prevent iron deficiency during pregnancy. There is an increasing concern about excessive iron consumption as a general iron prophylaxis by pregnant women without any due consideration about their dietary iron intake or iron status. Our present study investigated the association between total iron intake from diet and supplements and fetal growth in 337 pregnant women at mid-pregnancy in South Korea.

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When a mother lacks vitamin C the fetus is at risk

Posted November 20, 2012

Mayo Clinic writes that vitamin C, which is also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin, which is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels, and which also aids in the absorption of iron. Fruits and vegetables, particularly citrus fruits such as oranges, are good dietary sources of vitamin C. Scurvy results from a severe deficiency of vitamin C, which can have severe consequences and can lead to sudden death.

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Study: Foetus Suffers When Mother Lacks Vitamin C

Posted November 16, 2012

Maternal vitamin C deficiency during pregnancy can have serious consequences for the foetal brain. And once brain damage has occurred, it cannot be reversed by vitamin C supplements after birth. This is shown through new research at the University of Copenhagen just published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

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Coffee offers protection from fatty liver disease fibrosis

Posted April 30, 2012

Coffee drinkers diagnosed with fatty liver disease might get an unexpected health boost, shows a new investigation. Researchers have found coffee can help prevent fibrosis or scarring of the liver that can be a complication of the disease.

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