NNIW100 Interviews: Shiao-Yng Chan

Growth & Development

The NiPPeR study is an international clinical trial examining a nutritional supplement with myo-inositol, probiotics, and micronutrients compared to a standard supplement. It investigates how these nutrients impact the health of expectant mothers and infants before and during pregnancy. Prominent findings include a decreased rate of preterm births linked to preterm premature rupture of membranes, reduced risk of postpartum hemorrhage, shorter second-stage labor, and fewer operative deliveries. Additionally, the study revealed higher zinc and vitamin D levels in breast milk up to six months postnatal. Babies in the intervention group exhibited reduced incidence of rapid weight gain during their first two years and a lower prevalence of obesity at the age of two.