Low carbohydrate intake during pregnancy increases risk of birth defects


eMediNexus    25 January 2018

Compared with women who do not restrict their carbohydrate intake, women with low carbohydrate intake during pregnancy are at a 30% increased risk of having babies with neural tube defects, such as spina bifida and anencephaly, according to a new study reported January 25, 2018 in the journal Birth Defects Research.

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