Scientists warn child-bearing women on low-carb diets

03/22/2004 |

A Canadian scientist says women of child-bearing age who choose to go on a low-carb diet may not be getting enough folic acid, which can lead to birth defects. Folic acid is found in baked goods and pasta, and is also available as a supplement. The scientist warned women in the child-bearing years against "fad diets" because it could cause them to miss out on key nutrients.

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