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Lancet nutrition series: Supplementation during pregnancy 'insufficient' to boost offspring health


The paper’s​ ​conclusion also believes dietary interventions in pregnancy can limit weight gain, but have proved insufficient in improving pregnancy outcomes.“Micronutrient supplementation starting in pregnancy can correct important maternal nutrient deficiencies with modest effects on increasing birthweight, but no subsequent improvement in child health outcomes,” ​the paper’s authors commented.“Although every effort should be made to correct micronutrient deficiencies in women once pregnant, there is a growing consensus that the greatest gain will be achieved through a life-course approach or continuum of improved nutrition in children, adolescents, and young women contemplating pregnancy.

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