Daily multivitamin improves pregnancy outcomes in south asia jama study

A multivitamin given daily to pregnant women in rural Bangladesh reduced pre-term births, increased infant birth weight and resulted in healthier babies overall, according to the large randomised trial conducted by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers. The findings, published in the December 24 issue of JAMA, suggest that a supplement containing 15 essential micronutrients is superior to the current standard of care in many developing countries, which calls for pregnant women to take supplements containing iron and folic acid.

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