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Applying international guidelines for calcium supplementation to prevent pre-eclampsia: simulation of recommended dosages suggests risk of excess intake in Ethiopia

Publication Details

Authors: Biniyam Tesfaye, Kate Sinclair, Sara E. Wuehler, Tibebu Moges, Luz Maria De-Regil, Katherine L. Dickin
Publication date: October 15, 2018
Source: Public Health Nutrition


The purpose of this simulation was to study the impact of calcium supplementation during pregnancy to prevent pre-eclampsia.

Single cross-sectional 24 h dietary recall data were used for the simulation using IMAPP software.

Supplementation at the level of 1g/d would reach the requirement to prevent pre-eclampsia without exceeding the upper intake level. The minimum supplementation still needs to be determined.



Ethiopia, Maternal and Newborn Health, Supplementation, Women and Girls' Nutrition