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Low Carb Diet During Pregnancy & Birth Defects

[unable to retrieve full-text content] According to a research consuming a low-carbohydrate diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of certain birth defects by 30 percent like spina bifida (spine and spinal cord malformations) and anencephaly (missing parts of the brain and skull). These birth defects can cause death or lifelong disability. This brings to… Read More »

Neural tube defects and integrase inhibitors: studies show no further evidence of increased risk

Three retrospective analyses reported on the incidence of neural tube defects in national cohorts, either in women exposed to dolutegravir or to other integrase inhibitors. The Canadian Perinatal HIV Surveillance Program reported on neural tube defects in 2423 infants born to mothers receiving antiretroviral therapy between 2007 and 2017, of whom 2325 were exposed to… Read More »