Neural tube defects more likely due to low vitamin D than low Folate – April 2017

:Low vitamin D WAS associated with NTD, Folate was NOT - 2017

Comparison Of Serum Folate, 25-OH Vitamin D And Calcium Levels Between Pregnants With And Without Fetal Anomaly Of Neural Tube Origin
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Apr 19:1-14. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2017.1319924. [Epub ahead of print]
Sirinoglu HA 1, Pakay K 1, Aksoy M 1, Bakırci IT 1, Ozkaya E 2, Sanverdi I 3.
1 Zeynep Kamil Kadin ve Cocuk Hastaliklari Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi , Istanbul, 34668 Turkey.
2 Zeynep Kamil Maternity/Children Education and Training Hospital , Üsküdar - Istanbul - Turkey.
3 Zeynep Kamil Women And Children's Health Training And Research Hospital , istanbul , Turkey.

AIM: The aim of this study was to compare serum folate, vitamin B12, 25-OH vitamin D and calcium levels between pregnants with and without fetal anomaly of neural tube origin.

METHODS: One hundred seventy eight pregnants were recruited for this study. Pregnants with and without sonographically detected fetal anomaly of neural tube origin were compared in terms of serum folate, vitamin B12, 25-OH vitamin D and calcium levels.

RESULTS: There were significant differences between groups with regard to age, serum 25 OH vitamin D, 1,25 OH vitamin D, folate, calcium and B 12 levels. Multivariate regression analyses revealed significant associations between the serum 25 OH vitamin D level, age and the neural tube defect.

CONCLUSION: Vitamin D and the age of pregnants were significantly associated with the neural tube defects.

[Note by VitaminDWiki – Folate was studied but not mentioned in abstract]

PDF is available free at Sci-Hub   10.1080/14767058.2017.1319924

NTD pregnacies were associated with low Vitamin D, none of NTD group had sufficient vitamin D - May 2016

Maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and the occurrence of neural tube defects in Tunisia
Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Aug;134(2):131-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2016.01.014. Epub 2016 May 4.
Nasri K1, Ben Fradj MK2, Feki M2, Kaabechi N2, Sahraoui M3, Masmoudi A3, Marrakchi R4, Gaigi SS3.

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether low vitamin D levels in pregnant women are associated with the occurrence of neural tube defects (NTDs) in Tunisia.

In a prospective study, pregnant women were recruited at a center in Tunis between January 1, 2012, and December 30, 2013. Women carrying a fetus with a severe NTD were recruited before elective termination. Matched, healthy pregnancy women were enrolled into a control group. Plasma levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were measured by a competitive chemiluminescence immunoassay.

Overall, 68 women formed the NTD group and 64 the control group. The mean maternal vitamin D level was significantly lower in the NTD group (20.65±10.25nmol/L) than in the control group (28.30±13.82nmol/L; P<0.001). Vitamin D deficiency was recorded for 53 (78%) women in the NTD group and 39 (61%) in the control group. Vitamin D insufficiency was recorded for 15 (22%) women in the NTD group and 20 (31%) in the control group. Vitamin D sufficiency was found only in the control group (n=5 [8%]; P<0.001).

CONCLUSION: The findings confirm an association between a decreased vitamin D level in pregnant women and the risk of fetal NTDs.

PMID: 27198744 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2016.01.014

Low Vitamin D or Low Calcium associated with NTD - 2016

Maternal serum vitamin D levels in pregnancies complicated by neural tube defects
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016;29(2):298-302. doi: 10.3109/14767058.2014.999037. Epub 2014 Dec 29.
Daglar K1, Tokmak A1, Kirbas A1, Guzel AI1, Erkenekli K1, Yucel A1, Uygur D1.
1 a Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Research and Education Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.

The association between vitamin D deficiency and abnormal neural development has been proposed previously. We aimed to evaluate maternal serum vitamin D levels in pregnancies complicated by neural tube defects (NTDs) and compared them with healthy pregnant women.

A total of 60 pregnant women were included in this controlled cross-sectional study. Thirty of the patients whose pregnancies were complicated by meningocele, meningomyelocele, encephalocele, anencephaly and fetal acrania constituted the study group, whereas 30 normal pregnant women constituted the control group. The main parameters recorded for each woman were as follows: age, body mass index (BMI), gestational week (GW), gravidity, abortion, co-morbidities, dressing style, consumption of milk and dairy products and serum levels of 25(OH)VitD3, calcium, albumin and total protein.

The mean maternal serum 25(OH)VitD3 level was 6.2 ± 5.0 ng/ml in the study group and 9.1 ± 7.3 ng/ml in the control group (p: 0.071) The mean maternal serum calcium level was statistically significantly higher in the control group, and calcium-rich dietary intake was also more common in this group (p < 0.05). There was no statistically significant difference between groups in terms of age, BMI, GW, dressing style and serum levels of albumin and total protein.

Vitamin D deficiency is common among pregnant women, and maternal serum calcium levels were lower in pregnancies complicated by NTD than healthy pregnant women. Larger further studies are required to evaluate the effects of calcium-rich dietary sources or vitamin D and calcium in the development of NTDs.

31+ VitaminDWiki pages with FOLATE or FOLIC in the title

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Folate in VitaminDWiki - many studies 08 Jul, 2023
High dose vitamin D fights Folate gene changes by COVID, autoimmune, CVD, ALZ – Oct 2022 06 Oct, 2022
Folate and Vitamin B6 decrease mortality – May 2022 27 May, 2022
Important Role of Micronutrients during COVID-19 (Zinc, Vitamin D, C, Folate) – May 5, 2021 06 May, 2021
Higher vitamin D is associated with higher Folate or higher Vitamin B-12 – June 2020 13 Jul, 2020
Sweat types, folate, binding protein, lighter skin in females and Vitamin D – Jan 2020 19 Jan, 2020
Glyphosate (Roundup) kills both weeds and the microbes in your gut that produce Folate – July 2019 11 Jul, 2019
Autism risk reduced 2X by prenatal vitamins (Vitamin D or Folic) – Feb 2019 28 Feb, 2019
Dr. Coimbra discusses Vitamin D, Magnesium, Folic Acid, B12, Autism, Depression, etc – Sept 2018 24 Nov, 2018
Dr. Coimbra interview covering Vitamin D, Magnesium, Folate, Vaccines - Oct 2018 24 Nov, 2018
Neural tube defects more likely due to low vitamin D than low Folate – April 2017 15 Sep, 2018
Vitamin D is at least 100 X better than Folic Acid 01 Sep, 2018
Vitamin D is 100X better than folic acid during pregnancy 31 Aug, 2018
Autism 17 times more likely with excessive Folic Acid and B-12 (now added to bread) – May 2016 02 Aug, 2018
Off topic – Folate can be produced by micro-organisms, can avoid synthetic Folic Acid – Aug 2018 02 Aug, 2018
Off topic: Folic Acid - the horror story (for a small percentage of people) - Sept 2013 19 Apr, 2018
Omega-3, Vitamin D, Folic acid etc. during pregnancy and subsequent mental illness of child – March 2018 29 Mar, 2018
First-Episode Psychosis associated with low Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Folate – meta-analysis Nov 2017 22 Dec, 2017
Increased cows milk allergy if Folic acid or Folate added to vitamin D during pregnancy – June 2016 05 Apr, 2017
Folic acid reduces both premature births and neural tube defects – March 2017 05 Apr, 2017
Autism 17 times more likely with excessive Folate and B-12 (now added to bread) – May 2016 09 Jun, 2016
Autism 17X more likely when have excessive levels of Folate and B-12 – May 2016 12 May, 2016
Schizophrenia might be treated by folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin D – May 2014 02 Dec, 2015
Vitamin D, DHA, Folic, Iodine benefits during pregnancy – July 2012 14 Oct, 2015
Vitamin D and Folate fortification of foods - April 2012 25 Apr, 2015
Neural tube defects of pregnant mice reduced by Vitamin D (perhaps less Folate needed) – April 2015 25 Apr, 2015
Health professionals: about 10X more were using Vitamin D, fish oil, folic acid by 2006 – March 2014 13 Jun, 2014
Off topic – Making birth defects ‘preventable’ Folic acid and the politics of risk reduction - Nov 2013 21 Dec, 2013
Vitamin D is not a cardiovascular fad like Vitamins C, E, Folic Acid, selenium, beta-caroteen, etc. – Circulation Nov 2013 26 Nov, 2013
Hypothesis – Increasing Folate or vitamin D decreases probability of skin cancer – July 2012 02 Aug, 2012
Birth control pills could contain Folic acid and vitamin D - Sept 2010 13 Nov, 2010

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Folic Acid increases Breast Cancer risk by 20%
Folic Acid increases colorectal cancer by 35%
Folic Acid increases risk of childhood asthma by 26%
Folic Acid 43% more likely to die from cancer.
Folic Acid, then 30 years later twice as likely to die from breast cancer
   Note: Folate was proven to reduce NTD, not Folic Acid

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