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MTHFR Mutation? Oral Contraceptives Not Recommended

Birth control, in the form of oral contraception, is known to lower folate levels in women. Obviously, this is undesirable when women discontinue the ‘Pill’ in order to become pregnant. The paper, Oral contraceptives: effects on folate and vitamin B12 metabolism, sums up ‘the Pill’ on folate levels: This is a significant enough of a concern; […]

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