Vitamin supplements and the risk for congenital anomalies other than neural tube defects.

@article{Botto2004VitaminSA,
  title={Vitamin supplements and the risk for congenital anomalies other than neural tube defects.},
  author={Lorenzo D Botto and Richard S. McBride Michael L. Hendricks John E. Olney and J. D. Erickson},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part C, Seminars in medical genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={125C 1},
  pages={12-21}
}
Randomized trials, supported by many observational studies, have shown that periconceptional use of folic acid, alone or in multivitamin supplements, is effective for the primary prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs). Whether this is true also for other congenital anomalies is a complex issue and the focus of this review. It is useful to consider the evidence not only for specific birth defects separately but, importantly, also for all birth defects combined. For the latter, the Hungarian… CONTINUE READING
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