Folic acid supplementation and spontaneous preterm birth: adding grist to the mill?

Callaway, Leonie K., Colditz, Paul B. and Fisk, Nicholas M. (2009) Folic acid supplementation and spontaneous preterm birth: adding grist to the mill?. PLoS Medicine, 6 5: 1-3. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000077


Author Callaway, Leonie K.
Colditz, Paul B.
Fisk, Nicholas M.
Title Folic acid supplementation and spontaneous preterm birth: adding grist to the mill?
Journal name PLoS Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1549-1277
1549-1676
Publication date 2009-05
Year available 2009
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000077
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 6
Issue 5
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Place of publication San Francisco, CA, United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Abstract Preterm birth is increasing, and complicates 12% of deliveries in the United States. It is the dominant cause of neonatal mortality. Preterm birth also accounts for one in three children with vision impairment, one in five with mental retardation, and almost half with cerebral palsy [1]. Babies born weighing under 2,500 g are at heightened risk in adulthood of diabetes and cardiovascular disease [1]. These short- and long-term sequelae make the prevention of preterm birth a public health priority.
Keyword Folic-acid Supplementation
Preterm Birth
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
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