Log in with your email address username.

×

Attention doctorportal newsletter subscribers,

After December 2018, we will be moving elements from the doctorportal newsletter to MJA InSight newsletter and rebranding it to Insight+. If you’d like to continue to receive a newsletter covering the latest on research and perspectives in the medical industry, please subscribe to the Insight+ newsletter here.

As of January 2019, we will no longer be sending out the doctorportal email newsletter. The final issue of this newsletter will be distributed on 13 December 2018. Articles from this issue will be available to view online until 31 December 2018.

[Correspondence] Preconception health – Authors’ reply

We thank Lombarte and colleagues for their supportive comments and interesting data on calcium diet in rats, and look forward to the results of their randomised trial. A crucial theme of the second paper1 in our Series was that the origin of adverse offspring phenotype could be traced to periconceptional diet or environmental exposure, hence the need for preconception health. However, we note that in the calcium study2 by Bergel and Belizán in rats, experimental diets lasted for one month before mating to the end of pregnancy; therefore the effects on offspring blood pressure might derive from a broad period of exposure.

email