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Maternal nutrition and birth weight BMJ, Apr 2000; 320: 941

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Wendy Doyle, Michael Crawford, Kate Costeloe, Fiona Mathews, Patricia Yudkin, and Andrew Neil

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EDITOR---Mathews et al concluded that maternal nutrition had little effect on birth weight in industrialised countries.1 This was based on maternal nutrient intake during the second trimester of pregnancy in women in Portsmouth, an area where the incidence of low birth weight is relatively low (6.7%) compared with that in England and Wales (7.3%) or in east London and the City of London (8.9%). Furthermore, social classes IIIM, IV, and V were underrepresented when compared with those in the government’s nationally representative dietary and nutritional survey of British adults.2

The conclusions were not surprising for two reasons. Firstly, the mean daily intake from food of energy, fibre, and seven out of 10 micronutrients (reported elsewhere by the authors) was at or above the dietary reference values. If selenium is excluded because of missing information in the data sources used to calculate intake, nine out of 10 micronutrients were above the . . . [Full text of this article]

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➡ low birth weight ; diet/nutrition

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Emmanuelle Phan — 19 Feb 2008

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