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do prenatal vitamins cause weight gain?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Prenatal vitamin tablets or capsules have almost no calories, so they do not cause weight gain. Children's gummy vitamins, if taken at "adult" doses, could add 40-80 calories a day to a person's total daily caloric intake. Some "vitamin" beverages have a lot of calories.
Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics 20 years experience
Prenatal vitamins: No. My bariatric patients are on high doses of vitamins that are similar to pre-natal vitamins and it has not been proven that vitamins affect weight loss or weight gain.

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