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Facts and Fictions About Placenta Consumption

UNLV anthropology researchers Daniel Benyshek, Laura Gryder, and Sharon Young found that placentophagy may not deliver the benefits practitioners anticipate.

Research  |  Sep 1, 2018  |  UNLV News Center
Pregnant woman
Researchers Dan Benyshek and Sharon Young
Nov 29, 2017
Campus News

Research finds that consuming encapsulated placentas has little to no effect on postpartum mood and maternal bonding; detectable changes shown in hormones.


Daniel Benyshek and Sharon Young
Nov 3, 2016
Campus News

First clinical study of its kind finds no benefit for women who eat their placenta as a source of needed iron after giving birth.


May 3, 2018
Campus News

The largest study of its kind found mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their newborn babies.