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Having a low level of folic acid doubles the risk of miscarriage in the first trimester of pregnancy

As we all know, folic acid is an essential vitamin for a healthy pregnancy. Multiple studies have analyzed and explained how and why it is important for all women to ensure that they receive the recommended daily allowance during pregnancy.

Now, a new study reveals another important reason, that is, it is very important to ensure that you are not deficient in this vitamin from the beginning, because the low content of folate doubles the risk of miscarriage in the first trimester of pregnancy.

The study

A group of researchers from the Department of Basic Medicine of the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) published this study in the journal Biochemistry, which analyzes how folate levels affect the risk of spontaneous abortion, to date there are very few studies.

Based on their results, folic acid or folic acid deficiency can lead to increased levels of homocysteine ​​in the blood, which is linked to complications during pregnancy.

Specifically, when homocysteine ​​levels rise during the first trimester of pregnancy, the risk of miscarriage doubles. This can also happen when the level of folic acid or folic acid is lower than the level recommended by the World Health Organization in the first weeks of pregnancy.

Therefore, it is important that if we plan to become pregnant or we are about to become pregnant, we go to the doctor to tell us the recommended and necessary amount of folic acid to start taking, thus avoiding complications during pregnancy