Low-dose calcium as effective as higher dose in preventing preeclampsia, preterm birth

Low-dose calcium supplementation of 500 mg daily may be as effective as the current WHO recommendation for high-dose supplementation of 1,500 mg daily in reducing preeclampsia and preterm birth risks, researchers reported.
“The current recommendation for pregnant women to take three calcium pills per day presents feasibility concerns for women and cost concerns for governments and public health programs,” Wafaie W. Fawzi, MD, BS, DrPH, Richard Saltonstall professor of population sciences and professor of nutrition, epidemiology and global health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of

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