Maternal exposure to nitrate from drinking water and diet and risk for neural tube defects.

@article{Croen2001MaternalET,
  title={Maternal exposure to nitrate from drinking water and diet and risk for neural tube defects.},
  author={Lisa A Croen and Karen Todoroff and Gary M Shaw},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={153 4},
  pages={325-31}
}
In this population-based case-control study conducted in California between June 1989 and May 1991, the authors investigated the association between maternal periconceptional exposure to nitrate from drinking water and diet and risk for neural tube defects. The mothers of 538 cases and 539 nonmalformed controls were interviewed regarding residential history, consumption of tap water at home, and dietary intake during the periconceptional period. Dietary nitrate exposure was not associated with… CONTINUE READING
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