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Extra nutrients before and during pregnancy may reduce childhood obesity risk

Rates of childhood obesity are rising in many countries, particularly in less advantaged groups. According to the recent international NiPPeR study published in BMC Medicine, the nutritional supplementation with myo-inositol, probiotics and additional micronutrients (riboflavin, zinc, as well as vitamins D, B6 and B12) before and during pregnancy reduce the risk of obesity at the age of 2, which may be related to less rapid weight gain during infancy.

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)