Periconceptional use of weight loss products including ephedra and the association with birth defects.

@article{Bitsko2008PericonceptionalUO,
  title={Periconceptional use of weight loss products including ephedra and the association with birth defects.},
  author={Rebecca H. Bitsko and Jennita Reefhuis and Carol Louik and Martha M Werler and Marcia L Feldkamp and Dorothy Kim Waller and Jaime Andres Uribe Frias and Margaret A. Honein},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  year={2008},
  volume={82 8},
  pages={
          553-62
        }
}
BACKGROUND : Weight loss products are frequently used by reproductive-aged women and these products may be taken (inadvertently or intentionally) during pregnancy. This study assessed the association between periconceptional use of weight loss products and major structural birth defects. METHODS : Mothers of infants with birth defects (case infants) and a random sample of livebirths (control infants) born during the period 1998-2003 in 10 states participated in the National Birth Defects… CONTINUE READING
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