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August, 29, 2014
Unusual food cravings commonly occur during pregnancy and sometimes non-food substances are craved and consumed. The consumption of these non-food substances is called pica. A study of 158 pregnant adolescents found that almost half of them engaged in pica behavior. The most common pica behavior was craving and consuming large amounts of ice. Those engaged in pica had significantly lower iron status than those not practicing pica.

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J Nutr. 2014 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print]

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