Dietary intake of B-vitamins in mothers born a child with a congenital heart defect.

@article{VerkleijHagoort2006DietaryIO,
  title={Dietary intake of B-vitamins in mothers born a child with a congenital heart defect.},
  author={Anna C Verkleij-Hagoort and Jeanne H. M. de Vries and Nicolette T. C. Ursem and Robert de Jonge and Wim C. J. Hop and R{\'e}gine P M Steegers-Theunissen},
  journal={European journal of nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 8},
  pages={478-86}
}
BACKGROUND Periconceptional use of multivitamins reduces the risk of a child with a congenital heart defect (CHD). Data on the impact of maternal diet, however, are lacking. AIM OF THE STUDY We investigated the association between the maternal dietary intake of B-vitamins and having a child with a CHD. METHODS A case-control study was performed in 192 mothers of a child with a CHD and 216 mothers of a healthy child. Mothers filled out food frequency questionnaires covering the current… CONTINUE READING
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