Tag: folate

1. Red blood cell (RBC) folate concentration from maternal serum was used to predict the incidence of neural tube defects in a population and to assess the impact of folic acid food fortification programs.  2. The greatest reduction in risk of neural tube defects was achieved when a woman’s RBC...
1. Compared to women who did not take folate supplements, women with the highest level of folate supplementation prepregnancy had a 20% reduced risk of spontaneous abortion.  2. The inverse association was dose dependent, with higher levels of folate supplementation associated with lower risk of spontaneous abortion.  Evidence Rating Level: 2...