Maternal folate levels in pregnancy and asthma in children at age 3 years

J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jan;127(1):262-4, 264.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2010.10.004. Epub 2010 Nov 20.


This is the first study to examine measured folate levels in pregnancy in relation to respiratory outcomes in the children. Higher pregnancy levels of folate were associated with increased risk of asthma at age 3.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asthma / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Folic Acid / blood*
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy / blood*


  • Folic Acid