Iron intake and iron status during pregnancy and risk of congenital heart defects: A case-control study.

Affiliation

Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China; Nutrition and Food Safety Engineering Research Center of Shaanxi Province, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China; Key Laboratory of Environment and Genes Related to Diseases, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Ministry of Education, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The relationships between iron nutritional status and congenital heart defects (CHDs) among humans are still unclear. This study aimed to explore the associations of maternal iron intake during pregnancy and maternal and neonatal iron status with CHDs.

Keywords

Congenital heart defects,Dietary iron,Iron deficiency,Iron status,Iron supplements,Pregnancy,

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