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Extra Iron Doesn't Help Many Pregnant Women, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp Study Suggests



3/14/2011 7:32:25 AM

ScienceDaily (Mar. 13, 2011) — Although universal prenatal supplementation with iron is recommended, an extra intake of iron does not noticeably benefit pregnant women, except when they are anemic. This was observed by researchers of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp and colleagues who followed more than a thousand pregnant women in Burkina Faso.

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