Maternal supplementation with vitamin A or β-carotene and cardiovascular risk factors among pre-adolescent children in rural Nepal.

@article{Stewart2010MaternalSW,
  title={Maternal supplementation with vitamin A or β-carotene and cardiovascular risk factors among pre-adolescent children in rural Nepal.},
  author={Christine P Stewart and Parul Christian and Joanne Katz and Kerry J. Schulze and Lee S.-F. Wu and S. C. LeClerq and T. R. Shakya and S K Khatry and K P West},
  journal={Journal of developmental origins of health and disease},
  year={2010},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={262-70}
}
Vitamin A plays an important role in fetal renal and cardiovascular development, yet there has been little research on its effects on cardiovascular risk factors later in childhood. To examine this question, we followed the children of women who had been participants in a cluster-randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial of weekly supplementation with 7000 μg retinol equivalents of preformed vitamin A or 42 mg of β-carotene from 1994 to 1997 in rural Nepal. Women received their… CONTINUE READING