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- DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2013This paper, written in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and used as a key resource for the Nutrition for Growth Summit in London, June 8, 2013, deals with some of the negative impacts that undernutrition has on child development and, consequently, on other social indicators such as adult health and economic productivity.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2013This policy brief, commissioned by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and used as a key resource for the Nutrition for Growth Summit in London, June 8, 2013, outlines the relationship that child nutrition has with a country’s economic growth. It outlines several ways in which investments in malnutrition reduction have a positive impact on economic growth.Document
Effects of antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation on children's weight and size at 2 years of age in Nepal: follow-up of a double-blind randomised controlled trialThe Lancet, 2008This paper reports on the follow-up of a randomised controlled trial in Nepal. The trial studied 1200 women who received either iron and folic acid or a supplement that provided the recommended daily allowance of 15 vitamins and minerals, over the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. 917 children were assessed between December, 2005 and December, 2006 at a mean age of 2.5 years.Document
Multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy in low-income countries: a meta-analysis of effects on stillbirths and on early and late neonatal mortalityUnited Nations University, 2009Multiple micronutrient deficiencies are common among women in low-income countries and may adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of the effects on stillbirths, early and late neonatal mortality of multiple micronutrient (MMN) compared with iron and folic acid (Fe + FA) supplementation during pregnancy in recent randomised controlled trials.DocumentWorld Health Organization, 2012This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on daily iron and folic acid supplementation as a public health intervention for the purpose of improving pregnancy outcomes and reducing maternal anaemia in pregnancy.DocumentCochrane Library, 2012This study aims to assess the benefits and harms of intermittent supplementation with iron alone or in combination with folic acid or other vitamins and minerals to pregnant women on neonatal and pregnancy outcomes.Document2012This review summarises the evidence on association of maternal nutrition with birth outcomes along with a review of the effects of balanced protein-energy supplementation during pregnancy. Sixteen intervention studies were included in the review. The results show:Document2012This paper examines the effects and consequences of iodine deficiency during pregnancy on maternal and birth outcomes. Iodine requirements are increased 50% during pregnancy. Iodine deficiency during pregnancy can cause maternal and fetal hypothyroidism and impair neurological development of the fetus.Document2012This review evaluates the preventive effects of calcium supplementation during pregnancy on gestational hypertensive disorders and related maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. Primary outcomes were pre-eclampsia, preterm birth and birthweight. The main findings are:DocumentWiley Online Library, 2006This review evaluates the benefits to mother and infant of multiple-micronutrient supplements in pregnancy and assess the risk of excess supplementation and potential adverse interactions between micronutrients.