Vitamin B2


Clinical Study Title:
Efficacy of a riboflavin supplement given at fortnightly intervals to pregnant and lactating women in rural Gambia.

Plain English Summary:
This study looked at the supplementation of vitamin B2 for pregnant women, or women who are breast feeding their babies. A total of 37 women were given either a vitamin B2 supplement of a placebo over the course of 10 weeks. The supplementation of the vitamin B2 was found to be effective at helping to prevent against deficiency. For pregnant and lactating women, the use of a vitamin B2 supplement can help to maintain nutrition and provide some added benefit to their babies.
Bates CJ. Flewitt A. Prentice AM. Lamb WH. Whitehead RG.
Country of Publication
Human Nutrition - Clinical Nutrition. 37(6):427-32, 1983 Dec.

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