Iron prophylaxis during pregnancy -- how much iron is needed? A randomized dose- response study of 20-80 mg ferrous iron daily in pregnant women.

@article{Milman2005IronPD,
  title={Iron prophylaxis during pregnancy -- how much iron is needed? A randomized dose- response study of 20-80 mg ferrous iron daily in pregnant women.},
  author={Nils Milman and Thomas Bergholt and Lisbeth Eriksen and K. -E. Byg and Niels Albert Graudal and Palle M{\o}ller Pedersen and Jens Michael Hertz},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2005},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={
          238-47
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the lowest dose of iron preventative of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy. METHODS A randomized, double-blind intention-to-treat study comprising 427 healthy pregnant women allocated into four groups taking ferrous iron (as fumarate) in doses of 20 mg (n = 105), 40 mg (n = 108), 60 mg (n = 106), and 80 mg (n = 108) from 18 weeks of gestation. Iron status markers [hemoglobin (Hb), serum ferritin, and serum soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR)] were… CONTINUE READING
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