2022: celebrating milestones, innovations and making a difference globally
December 30, 2022
Scaling up prenatal nutrition could reduce the global burden of noncommunicable diseases in the next generation: a modeling analysis
Nutritional conditions during pregnancy may influence the epigenetic development of an individual and consequently their later-life risk of noncommunicable disease (NCD). Improving nutrition for pregnant females may therefore serve the dual purpose of directly improving pregnancy outcomes and preventing NCDs in the next generation.
In this paper, for the first time, Nutrition International and researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health estimated the impact of prenatal supplementation with iron and folic acid (IFA), multiple micronutrients (MMS), and calcium at various levels of coverage on future NCDs by age and sex across 132 LMICS.