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Calcium and Vitamin D Intake During Pregnancy and Postpartum in the Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) StudyDownload
Calcium and vitamin D are important in maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Low intake/status has been associated with preeclampsia, preterm delivery, lower birth weight, poor fetal skeletal growth, reduced bone mass, and excessive maternal bone loss. Rarely have these nutrients been examined...
Maternal Essential Fatty Acid Status During Pregnancy and Postpartum in the Alberta Pregnancy Outcomes and Nutrition (APrON) Study and Infant OutcomesDownload
Docosahexaenoic (DHA) and arachidonic (AA) acids are essential fatty acids found in breast milk and are important for the infant’s brain development and cognitive functions such as those that regulate sleep and crying. The overall goal of this research was to use a large maternal infant cohort,...