Effects of consuming date fruits (Phoenix dactylifera Linn) on gestation, labor, and delivery: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials

Morteza, Nasiri and Gheibi, Zeinab (2019) Effects of consuming date fruits (Phoenix dactylifera Linn) on gestation, labor, and delivery: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials. Complementary Therapies in Medicine.

[img] Text
1-s2.0-S096522991930456X-main.pdf

Download (3MB)

Abstract

Background:Recent studies have shown that consumption of date fruits during pregnancy and also postpartumperiod might affect some pregnancy outcomes. We performed an updated systematic review and meta-analysisabout the effects of consuming date fruits on gestation, labor, and delivery.Methods:Two researchers independently searched the online databases of PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science,Embase, Google Scholar, and EBSCO up to January 2019 for clinical trials examining the effects of date fruitsconsumption on any types of gestation, labor, and delivery outcomes. A fixed-effects model or random-effectsmodels were applied to pool data, where appropriate. Quality assessment was done by Jadad scale.Results:In total, 11 and 8 studies were included in the systematic review and meta-analysis. Meta-analysisrevealed that date fruit consumption significantly reduced gestation duration (pooled effect size: −0.30, 95% CI:−0.45, −0.15; P < 0.001), increased cervical dilation on admission (pooled effect size: 0.94, 95% CI: 0.88,1.00; P < 0.001), and shorten duration of first stage of labor (pooled effect size: −50.09, 95% CI: −72.25,−27.93; P < 0.001). Also, it was revealed that date fruit consumption significantly reduced duration of secondstage of labor in fixed-effects model (pooled effect size: −9.85, 95% CI: −14.00, −5.70; P < 0.001); however,this effect was not significant in random-effects analysis (pooled effect size: −11.27, 95% CI: −28.23, −5.68;P=0.193).Conclusions:Date fruits intake seems to reduce gestation duration and duration of the first stage of labor, andalso increase cervical dilation on admis

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Nutrition
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email webgerash@gmail.com
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2019 05:53
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2019 05:53
URI: http://eprints.gerums.ac.ir/id/eprint/50

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item