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Expert Pearls

Pregnancy - homocysteine - 22217

Homocysteine is a valuable screen for folic acid and vitamin B12 deficiency. [Am J Hematology, 1995;48:251-255. 22217 (1995)] Interview PubMed

Pregnancy - DHA, EPA, Salmon - 48957

Salmon two portions per week equaling 1.8 g of combined EPA plus DHA per portion (500 mg/d of omega-3 fatty acids. [Am J Clin Nutr, 2011, 94, 1418-1425. 48957 (12/2011)] Summary Interview PubMed

Pregnancy - diabetes mellitus - vitamin d3 - 48966

Vitamin D3 in serum of pregnant females was inversely related to diabetes type 1 incidence. Development before the age of 15 was more than twofold higher for the offspring of women with the lowest levels of vitamin D compared to the offspring of those with levels above the upper quartile. [Diabetes, January, 2012;61(1):175-8. 48966 (1/2012)] Summary Interview PubMed

Pregnancy - probiotic - lactobacillus rhamnosus gg - bifidobacterium lactis bb12 - 47769

Probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12 at 1010 CFU per day of each strain in capsules given once daily in healthy pregnant females from the first trimester through the end of exclusive breast feeding was safe and reduced the incidence of gestational diabetes. [ Br J Nutr., 2010 Feb 4:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]. 47769 (4/2010)] Summary Interview PubMed
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