Folate-related birth defects: Embryonic consequences of abnormal folate transport and metabolism

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Abstract

  • Birth defects are a global problem that affect approximately 6% of all births [1]. In the United States, birth defects are the leading cause of hospitalizations [2], medical expenditures [3], and death in the fi rst year of life [4]. Worldwide, at least 3.3 million children under the age of 5 years die each year because of a serious birth defect [1]. Indeed, birth defects are one, if not the leading, health care concern for the youngest members of our societies.
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    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781420071245
  • Pubmed Id

  • 7864138
  • Start Page

  • 155
  • End Page

  • 178