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Daily iron reduces risk of low birth weight
Daily iron reduces risk of low birth weight (June 21, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From  Boston – Taking iron every day during pregnancy greatly improves birth weight, according to a report published in the BMJ. Results of a meta-analysis examining over 90 studies and two million women found that prenatal iron use did not reduce risk of preterm birth, but did reduce risk of low birth weight. For every 10g increase in daily iron, risk of maternal anaemia dropped by 12%, risk of low birth weight dropped by 3% and birth weight increased by 15g.
 
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