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do early states of the disease lead to those peculiar dietetichabits?”Though the cohort study had results that were aligned with other research in the same field, it did not provide sufficient information to theorize the posed question. It is unknown if a particular diet lead to inadequate nutrition during pregnancy or if pregnancy lead to the particular diet of insufficient nutrients from food intake. Therefore when applying the results in a synergistic viewpoint, lacks important information to apply to future regulatory processes or further research in examining processes as a whole, which is an important aspect of successful nutrition studies. As mentioned earlier, the results portion of the study, The Adequacy of nutritional intake from food and supplements in a cohort of pregnant women in Quebec, Canada, had been aligned with similar studiesconducted in the past. It was found that pregnant women are receiving an inadequate nutrient intake from diet alone, either insufficient such as in the case of iron, folic acid and vitamin D, and fibre or over sufficient intakes of sodium, and fats. It was also found that when prenatal supplements, advised by Health Canada were used (97% of the sampled population) would actually push those women to adequatelevels of micronutrients. The results were well justified in the discussion area of the report, such as by mentioning the increased likelihood of a vitamin D deficiency in sun deprived Canadians and taking into account folate fortified foods regulated to ensure neonatal neural tube defects are kept at a minimum sinceregulation in 1992 (Temple et al. 2012). The study offered references where results were identical, thus posed as replicable. The findings also provided strong evidence regarding the research question while using adequately summarized easy to comprehend jargon without over generalizing the sample at hand. It is also to mention the discussion section of the study wherein it was recognized that the population did not draw from a true representation of Quebec, specifically that the economic status is greater than the majority. Recognizing the largest downfall alone displays the great degree of understanding by researchers allowing future studies to improve in this aspect to increase the applicability of NURS 328
RESEARCH STUDY: STUDENT CRITIQUE11experimentation. Due to this, it is likely the reason no recommendations were made as in doing so may not be a true correlation with the general public based on results from the study alone. This is commendable as it allows individuals and groups to gain understanding without influence. In addition though the relevance to clinical nutrition is not mentioned in the discussion it is the nutritional benefits the study poses are implied throughout, including the mention of the recommended daily intake of pregnant women by Health Canada.