Vitamin B-12 Status during Pregnancy and Child’s IQ at Age 8: A Mendelian Randomization Study in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

@inproceedings{Bonilla2012VitaminBS,
  title={Vitamin B-12 Status during Pregnancy and Child’s IQ at Age 8: A Mendelian Randomization Study in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children},
  author={Carolina Bonilla and Debbie A Lawlor and Amy E Taylor and D Gunnell and Yoav Ben–Shlomo and Andrew Robert Ness and Nicholas J. Timpson and Beate St. Pourcain and Susan M. Ring and Pauline M Emmett and A. David Smith and Helga Refsum and Craig Edward Pennell and Marie-Jo Brion and George Davey Smith and Sarah Jayne Lewis},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Vitamin B-12 is essential for the development and maintenance of a healthy nervous system. Brain development occurs primarily in utero and early infancy, but the role of maternal vitamin B-12 status during pregnancy on offspring cognitive function is unclear. In this study we assessed the effect of vitamin B-12 status in well-nourished pregnant women on the cognitive ability of their offspring in a UK birth cohort (ALSPAC). We then examined the association of SNPs in maternal genes FUT2… CONTINUE READING
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