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The effect of calcium supplementation during pregnancy on fetal and infant growth: a nested randomized controlled trial within WHO calcium supplementation trial.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether prenatal calcium supplementation affects fetal and infant growth during the first year of life. METHODS: Ninety-one pregnant women and 159 mothers and their infants enrolled beginning before 20 weeks gestation, and women received daily supplements containing either 1.5 g calcium or placebo. Women were examined by ultrasound at 20, 24, 28, 32 and 36 weeks to evaluate fetal biometry. During the first year after delivery, sub-groups of infants born from mothers pa...

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10.1080/14767050802464569

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journal of maternal-fetal and neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
2
Pages:
94-100
Publication date:
2009-02-01
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1476-4954
ISSN:
1476-7058
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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