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04 March 2011

Iron linked to birth weight

Expectant moms who get a lot of iron in their first trimester have heavier, although still healthy-weight, babies, English researchers say.

Expectant moms who get a lot of iron in their first trimester have heavier, although still healthy-weight, babies, English researchers say.

US guidelines recommend that pregnant women get 27mg of iron a day. In the UK, all women are urged to get at least 15mg a day.

 
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