Maternal smoking is associated with decreased 5-methyltetrahydrofolate in cord plasma.

@article{Stark2007MaternalSI,
  title={Maternal smoking is associated with decreased 5-methyltetrahydrofolate in cord plasma.},
  author={Ken D Stark and Robert J. Pawlosky and Robert J Sokol and John H. Hannigan and Norman Salem},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={796-802}
}
BACKGROUND Maternal-fetal folate transport via the placenta has been shown to be concentrative. Exposure to cigarette smoke is associated with decreased maternal folate status through altered dietary intakes and possibly through nondietary mechanisms such as increased folate turnover. The effect of maternal smoking on fetal folate status has not been… CONTINUE READING