Key clinical point: Pregnant women with overweight or obesity who ate two replacement meals daily improved their micronutrient intake.
Major finding: A replacement-meal regimen linked with significantly reduced rates of inadequate intake of calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, E, and K.
Study details: Healthy Beginnings/Comienzos Saludables, a two-site, randomized study of 211 pregnant women completing the regimen.
Disclosures: Healthy Beginnings/Comienzos Saludables received no commercial funding. Dr. Phelan has received research funding from Weight Watchers.
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