Thompson, A., Arabi, M., Blakstad, M.M, Fawzi, W.W, Castro, C.C, and Goodarz, D.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Published: October 3, 2022


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.