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Pre-pregnancy iron reserves, iron supplementation during pregnancy, and birth weight

Pre-pregnancy iron reserves, iron supplementation during pregnancy, and birth weight

Early Human Development 87(12): 791-797

Early iron supplementation in women with sufficient reserves could provoke iron excess resulting in haemoconcentration and low infant birth weight (IBW). To clarify the influence of early iron supplementation on maternal iron status and the IBW, taking into account pre-pregnancy iron deposits. Longitudinal, prospective study. Healthy women volunteers (n=82) intending to become pregnant. Women were grouped as a function of their pre-pregnancy (low or present) iron stores (serum ferritin (SF)

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DOI: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2011.06.003

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