Maternal iron intake at mid-pregnancy is associated with reduced fetal growth: results from Mothers and Children’s Environmental Health (MOCEH) study

New research published in the Nutrition Journal investigated the association between generally recommended iron supplementation during pregnancy and fetal growth. Scientists looked at 337 South Korean pregnant women concluding that there was a negative association between excessive maternal iron intake at mid pregnancy and fetal growth. When looking at vitamins and minerals how do you counsel patients in general?  Do you have a solid understanding of which ones are beneficial and which ones can be harmful, in what populations and in what doses?

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