maternal nutrition

UNC Researcher Shares The Ironies of Iron During Pregnancy

August 17, 2017

Iron is listed by the American Academy of Pediatrics as one of the most essential nutrients for healthy fetal development. But Susan Smith, PhD, deputy director of science at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute on the NC Research Campus, points out that 22 percent of U.S. women in their childbearing years are iron deficient. The […]

What We’re Learning about Mom’s Nutrition and Alcohol

January 05, 2017

Read the original article from the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. Dr. Phil May’s research group at the NRI studies the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in humans. The recent addition to the NRI faculty of Dr. Susan Smith now provides an avenue toward understanding how maternal nutrition might affect the relationship between alcohol […]