2021 年 38 巻 p. 14-17
The use of health foods and supplements has been on the rise in recent years as people become more health conscious in their daily lives. According to previously research, excessive intake of polyphenols in late pregnancy may cause heart failure or persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn due to premature closure of the ductus arteriosus of the fetus. This study surveyed 109 pregnant women regarding the intake of polyphenols. On being asked if they knew about polyphenol foods, 71% of the respondents provided an affirmative answer. Atotal of 38% of the respondents said that they had learned about polyphenol foods through commercials and advertisements, while 20% learned about such products by seeing them at stores. Regarding the effects of polyphenols, 39%said that they were good for the body, while 18% said that they were useful inmaintaining health. Many of those who consumed polyphenols did so by consuming rooibos tea or black tea.