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Dietary supplements contribute substantially to the total nutrient intake in pregnant Norwegian women.
Ann Nutr Metab 2008; 52(4):272-80AN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Use of dietary supplements during pregnancy may give an important contribution to nutrient intake, and for nutrients like folate and vitamin D supplements are recommended. Our objective was to study use and contribution of dietary supplement to nutrient intake among women participating in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa).

METHODS

This study is based on 40,108 women participating in MoBa which is conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The women had filled inversion 2 of the food frequency questionnaire in MoBa between February 2002 and February 2005.

RESULTS

81% reported use of one or more dietary supplements. The most commonly used category was cod liver oil/fish oil supplements (59%) followed by singular folic acid supplements (36%) and multivitamin/multimineral supplements (31%). The nutrient contribution of the dietary supplements varied from 65% for folate and vitamin D to 1% for potassium among supplement users. The dietary intake of vitamin D, folate, iodine and iron did not reach the Nordic Recommendations for pregnant women.

CONCLUSIONS

Use of supplements improved the intake of folate, iron and vitamin D, but not sufficiently to reach the recommended amounts.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Food Safety and Nutrition, Division of Environmental Medicine, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway. margaretha.haugen@fhi.noNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18645244

Citation

Haugen, Margaretha, et al. "Dietary Supplements Contribute Substantially to the Total Nutrient Intake in Pregnant Norwegian Women." Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, vol. 52, no. 4, 2008, pp. 272-80.
Haugen M, Brantsaeter AL, Alexander J, et al. Dietary supplements contribute substantially to the total nutrient intake in pregnant Norwegian women. Ann Nutr Metab. 2008;52(4):272-80.
Haugen, M., Brantsaeter, A. L., Alexander, J., & Meltzer, H. M. (2008). Dietary supplements contribute substantially to the total nutrient intake in pregnant Norwegian women. Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, 52(4), pp. 272-80. doi:10.1159/000146274.
Haugen M, et al. Dietary Supplements Contribute Substantially to the Total Nutrient Intake in Pregnant Norwegian Women. Ann Nutr Metab. 2008;52(4):272-80. PubMed PMID: 18645244.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Dietary supplements contribute substantially to the total nutrient intake in pregnant Norwegian women. AU - Haugen,Margaretha, AU - Brantsaeter,Anne Lise, AU - Alexander,Jan, AU - Meltzer,Helle Margrete, Y1 - 2008/07/22/ PY - 2007/11/19/received PY - 2008/03/26/accepted PY - 2008/7/23/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/7/23/entrez SP - 272 EP - 80 JF - Annals of nutrition & metabolism JO - Ann. Nutr. Metab. VL - 52 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Use of dietary supplements during pregnancy may give an important contribution to nutrient intake, and for nutrients like folate and vitamin D supplements are recommended. Our objective was to study use and contribution of dietary supplement to nutrient intake among women participating in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). METHODS: This study is based on 40,108 women participating in MoBa which is conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The women had filled inversion 2 of the food frequency questionnaire in MoBa between February 2002 and February 2005. RESULTS: 81% reported use of one or more dietary supplements. The most commonly used category was cod liver oil/fish oil supplements (59%) followed by singular folic acid supplements (36%) and multivitamin/multimineral supplements (31%). The nutrient contribution of the dietary supplements varied from 65% for folate and vitamin D to 1% for potassium among supplement users. The dietary intake of vitamin D, folate, iodine and iron did not reach the Nordic Recommendations for pregnant women. CONCLUSIONS: Use of supplements improved the intake of folate, iron and vitamin D, but not sufficiently to reach the recommended amounts. SN - 1421-9697 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18645244/Dietary_supplements_contribute_substantially_to_the_total_nutrient_intake_in_pregnant_Norwegian_women_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000146274 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -