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Do Low-Carb Diets During Pregnancy Increase the Risk of Birth Defects?

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I’m constantly inundated with concerns over the latest media headlines. Last month, a study titled “Low carbohydrate diets may increase risk of neural tube defects” was published in the journal Birth Defects Research (1). Media sources picked up the story: Women with low carbohydrate intake are 30 percent more likely to have babies with neural tube defects, when compared with ...

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