Consequences of poor maternal micronutrition before and during early pregnancy

Owens, Stephen and Fall, Caroline H.D. (2008) Consequences of poor maternal micronutrition before and during early pregnancy. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 102, (2), 103-104. (doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2007.09.018).


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In developing countries, micronutrient deficiencies are common and associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, which may in turn have longer-term effects on human health. The peri-conceptional period represents a particularly sensitive window of feto-placental development, during which suboptimal maternal micronutrition may have far-reaching consequences. The effects of targeted interventions during this period have been little studied in humans.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0035-9203 (print)
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Keywords: micronutrients, vitamins, pregnancy, fetus, peri-conceptional, pre-conceptional
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
ePrint ID: 61411
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2009
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:50

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