Saturday, August 15, 2009

Low Choline Level in Pregnancy Tied to Birth Defects

Anencephaly, spina bifida linked to nutrient found in foods, study shows


The Stanford University School of Medicine team compared pregnancy blood samples from 80 women who gave birth to children with anencephaly and spina bifida to pregnancy blood samples from 409 women whose infants had no birth defects.

The results showed that choline levels were linked to risk of neural tube defects. Choline is found in egg yolks, soy, wheat germ and meats.

1 comment:

HappyAngelo said...

its good to know that research are being blows my mind that this is one of the most common defect and yet very little is known about it.

is it a deficiency in choline or excess?