Vitamins improve weight gain in HIV-infected pregnant women

Effect of multivitamin and vitamin A supplements on weight gain during pregnancy among HIV-1-infected women.

This study examined the effects of multivitamin and vitamin A supplements on the body weight of immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected pregnant women. 1075 pregnant, HIV-positive women were given multivitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, and vitamins B-6, B-12, C, and E), vitamin A, multivitamins including vitamin A, or no supplementation on a daily basis. Weight was determined monthly until the end of pregnancy. The results showed that multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy supported normal weight gain among HIV-infected women. Further details can be found in the study.
Villamor E, Msamanga G, Spiegelman D, Antelman G, Peterson KE, Hunter DJ, Fawzi WW. Effect of multivitamin and vitamin A supplements on weight gain during pregnancy among HIV-1-infected women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Nov;76(5):1082-90.



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