Maternal Health & Nutrition
[Literature Library] Omega-3 fatty acids and preterm birth
A cross-sectional analysis of 184 countries revealed that deficiency of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (e.g. EPA, DHA) may be a contributing factor in preterm birth. Rate of preterm birth declined linearly with increasing omega-3 intake, up to ~600 mg daily.
[Literature Library] A review of the current evidence on nutritional and bioactive solutions for preterm birth risk reduction
This review provided a comprehensive overview of the existing evidence in nutritional and bioactive solutions for reducing the risk of preterm birth (PTB) (<37 weeks of gestation).
[Literature Library] Energy intake requirements in pregnancy
This summary overviewed the energy intake requirements specific to the balance between energy expenditure and energy deposition throughout different stages in pregnancy. It also discussed models to estimate energy intake requirement with accuracy, strength, and limitations.
[Literature Library] Inositol and antioxidant supplementation: safety and efficacy in pregnancy
With insulin being the only therapeutic option to manage gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), this article reviewed the existing evidence to clarify the effect of inositol- and antioxidant-based supplement administration during pregnancy affected by insulin resistance and/or diabetes.