Effect of Daily Antenatal Iron Supplementation on Plasmodium Infection in Kenyan Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial

This study investigated the effect of antenatal iron supplementation on maternal Plasmodium infection risk, maternal iron status, and neonatal outcomes in rural Kenya. It was concluded that pregnant women who received daily iron supplementation experienced no significant differences in overall maternal Plasmodium infection risk. The study also found that iron supplementation during pregnancy led to a substantial increase in birth weight.

JAMA. 2015