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Be careful with iron supplements

Many women take supplements to help boost their levels of various vitamins and minerals before, during and after pregnancy. That is generally a good thing. But beware that some nutrients are harmful if overused. Such as iron. A new study … Continue reading

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Are iron supplements worth the money?

Not if you’re taking them to help your pregnancy. According to a review of the literature on iron supplementation and screening for pregnant women, babies and young children, conducted by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—the body that sets … Continue reading

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Pregnant? Get your vitamin D

Want to help your child develop stronger muscles? Then increase your intake of vitamin D when you’re pregnant. That’s the takeaway from new research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. It finds that mothers who have a higher intake … Continue reading

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Consider the alternatives

Many couples wonder if alternative medicine treatments, in the form of vitamins and mineral supplements, might help improve male fertility. According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, the evidence is still limited on whether — or how … Continue reading

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