Do pregnant women and their babies benefit from multiple micronutrient supplements? Evidence Update, Maternal Health Series, July 2007.
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Haider BA, Bhutta ZA. Multiple-micronutrient supplementation for women during pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4.
There is no evidence that supplements of three or more micronutrients are of greater benefit than iron folic acid supplements in pregnancy.
Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2