Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Research Links
The field of CAM Research is much larger than many of us are aware and continues to grow. To apply natural medicine responsibly and effectively to our patients' cases we must source our facts from rigorous evidence-based research. This page is for all those readers out there hungry for more knowledge.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Multiple-micronutrient supplementation for women during pregnancy
This systematic review provides evidence for the use of multi-micronutrients with iron and folic acid versus iron with or without folic acid during pregnancy in low-to-middle income countries where many women are deficient in nutrients required for the health of their growing baby and for themselves alike. This research supports the importance of overall nutritional status to reduce the occurrence of low birthweight babies and small-for-gestational-age babies.
Haider BA, Bhutta ZA. Multiple-micronutrient supplementation for women during pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004905. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004905.pub5.