IMR Press / FBS / Volume 10 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.2741/S507

Frontiers in Bioscience-Scholar (FBS) is published by IMR Press from Volume 13 Issue 1 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.


Micronutrient formulations for prevention of complications of pregnancy

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1 Halberg Hospital and Research Institute, Moradabad 244 001, U.P., India
2 School of Biotechnology, IFTM University, Delhi Road (NH 24), Moradabad 244 102, U.P., India
3 Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur India
4 Columbus Paradigm Institute, Waterloo, Belgium
5 Department of Pharmacology, L.M. College of Pharmacy, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380 009, Gujrat
6 Council of Scientific Research, New Delhi, India

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Front. Biosci. (Schol Ed) 2018, 10(1), 175–184;
Published: 1 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current trends in biotechnology)

According to a relatively recent UNICEF report, 15 percent of the infant population of the world is of low birth weight with India accounting for one third of all the world’s low-weight newborns. Twenty percent of all low birth weight infants die within a month. This mortality figure is higher in developing countries due to inadequate nutritional intake by pregnant women. Development of a new package of nutrient-rich food based on egg or milk or soy bean proteins, containing multiple micronutrient supplements, available at affordable cost, may protect against morbidity and mortality among pregnant women as well as low birth weight in newborns. These benefits may continue to decrease morbidity and mortality during infancy and childhood and might reduce the risk of chronic diseases in later adult life.

Epigenetic Inheritance
Low Birth Weight Infants
Micronutrient Supplementation
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