Advice on maternal supplementation to prevent birth defects (BDs) should consider the teratogenic effects of multivitamins (MVs) and adverse effects of excess folic acid (FA), according to Chinese research.
People who smoked during pregnancy and received vitamin C supplements gave birth to children with better airway function and a lower occurrence of wheeze at the age of five, compared to those who did not receive the vitamin, a recent clinical trial reports.
Supplementation with the powerful antioxidant NAC (N-acetylcysteine) has the potential to contribute to a better function of the reproductive system in women with PCOS, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis published in 'British...
Further work needs to be done to raise awareness of the need for women with obesity to supplement both with a higher dose of folic acid and vitamin D, and to be aware of the role of iodine, researchers say.
Women with low omega-3 levels in early pregnancy would benefit most from omega-3 supplement to reduce the risk of pre-term birth, according to a new statement from the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL).