Eating placenta trendy but of no benefit

EATING one’s own placenta after giving birth may be trendy but there is no scientific evidence that women derive any benefits from it, researchers say after a review of 10 studies.

The review shows no “human or animal data to support the common claims that eating the placenta — either raw, cooked or encapsulated — offers protection against postpartum depression, reduces post-delivery pain, boosts energy, helps with lactation, promotes skin elasticity, enhances maternal bonding or replenishes iron in the body,” say the authors from