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Extra Iron Reduces Later Aggressive Behavior In Low Birth-Weight Babies


Supplementing low birth-weight babies with iron may help prevent behavioral problems at school age, suggests a recent study in Pediatric Research.


An inadequate intake of micronutrients in any phase of pregnancy can result in a baby having a low birth-weight. This is important to appreciate because, in addition to higher caloric demands, pregnancy also increases the need for specific micronutrients which may not necessarily be met through diet alone.

To learn how the use of synergistically designed micronutrient combinations can contribute to optimum development of the baby’s organs during pregnancy, as well as reduce the risk of premature delivery and low birth-weight, read parts one and two of a special feature article on the website of the Dr. Rath Research Institute.

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