A 35-year-old member asked:
do prenatal vitamins cause weight gain?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 15, 2018
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