Folate supplements raise infant risk of respiratory problems

12/3/2008 | Reuters

A study of more than 32,000 children found babies born to women who took folate supplements during the first three months of pregnancy were more likely to wheeze and develop lower respiratory tract infections up to age 18 months. The researchers say women should not be overly concerned, noting the relative risk for wheeze was increased by only 6% and for respiratory infections by 9%.

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