Benefits of Fortified Milk during Pregnancy

Amanda Rodrigues Amorim Adegboye, Berit L Heitmann, Gilberto Kac

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


The improvement of maternal and child
health remains a key issue in global health and it is included as the fifth United
Nation Millennium Development Goal.
Gum disease is the most common oral disease affecting adults and if left untreated it can lead to tooth loss. Pregnant women, due to hormonal variations are prone to gum diseases. Furthermore, pregnant women, especially in economically disadvantaged populations, with gum disease are at increased risk of delivering a baby prematurely, which is the leading cause of newborn death. The burden of both oral disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes falls disproportionately on individuals living in deprived areas and with restricted access to health care.
This study provides a window of opportunity to test if such a safe intervention
is able to improve maternal health and ultimately prevent negative pregnancy
outcomes. The right nutrition from a woman becomes pregnant and until
her child's second birthday (the first 1000 days of life) can offer a profound
impact on a child's ability to grow, learn and rise out of poverty.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationMÆLKERITIDENDE (The Danish Dairy Journal)
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Clinical trial
  • Feasibility
  • milk
  • oral health
  • pregnancy
  • food fortification


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