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Low plasma folate increases risk of miscarriage, says study

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7370.924/c (Published 26 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:924
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. Nebraska

    Pregnant women with low plasma folate concentrations have an increased risk of miscarriage, says research from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

    Women with low plasma folate who miscarried were more likely to have been carrying afetus with a chromosomal abnormality, while miscarriages in women with adequate folate concentrations were more likely to be of fetuses with a normal …

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