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A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF MATERNAL CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTATION AND PAEDIATRIC HEALTH

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 June 2015

SHOROK ALI AL DORAZI
Affiliation:
Directorate of Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infection, Eastern Province, MOH, KSA, Saihat, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
WASEEM AL TALALWAH
Affiliation:
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center/King Saud bin Abdulaziz College of Medicine, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Hospital, University for Health Sciences, – NGHA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Calcium is an important element of body composition 1,2 as well as normal physiological functions 3 . A neonate's body has around 20–30 g calcium present at birth 2,46 and this amount has to be supplied by the mother since human body cannot synthesise calcium 2 . Therefore, if the mother has a shortage of calcium, the foetus might be affected.

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