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Hundreds of pregnant women get diet advice

Almost 500 pregnant women from in and around Phnom Penh met with health officials yesterday to glean advice on the impact of iron in their pre-natal diet.

The meeting marked the end of a government-funded study that provided the women with iron, a crucial nutrient many Cambodians failed to take, health official Hem Sokhon said.

“If the mother does not use it, the baby faces the chance of death during pregnancy and a 20 per cent chance of disability,” he said.

Long Vanrun, 32, said she had benefited from the iron she had taken.

“I want to see my baby healthy. I want to give my baby a good future,” she said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sen David at david.sen@phnompenhpost.com

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