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Does diet increase the risk of miscarriage?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 10/02/2019

Yes, a deficit of folic acid and some B vitamins (such as B12 or B6) cause an increase in homocysteine levels, an amino acid in the blood that favors the formation of thrombi and the appearance of spontaneous abortions.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.