Vitamin A and cardiac outflow tract defects.

  title={Vitamin A and cardiac outflow tract defects.},
  author={Lorenzo D Botto and Christopher A. Loffredo and Kelley Sean Scanlon and Charlotte Ferencz and Muin J. Khoury and P David Wilson and Adolfo Correa},
  volume={12 5},
To assess the relationship between maternal intake of vitamin A and cardiac outflow tract defects, we examined data from a population-based case-control study among liveborn infants born from 1987 through 1989 to mothers residing in the Baltimore-Washington area. Case infants (126) had a nonsyndromic cardiac outflow tract defect. Control infants (679) did not have birth defects and were a stratified random sample of liveborn infants from the same area. The main exposure was average daily… CONTINUE READING