Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Lower Circulating B12 Is Associated with Higher Obesity and Insulin Resistance during Pregnancy in a Non-Diabetic White British Population


Vitamin B12 and folate are critical micronutrients needed to support the increased metabolic demands of pregnancy. Recent studies from India have suggested that low vitamin B12 and folate concentrations in pregnancy are associated with increased obesity; however differences in diet, antenatal vitamin supplementation, and socioeconomic status may limit the generalisability of these findings. We aimed to explore the cross-sectional relationship of circulating serum vitamin B12 and folate at 28 weeks’ gestation with maternal adiposity and related biochemical markers in a white non diabetic UK obstetric cohort.

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It's a routine practice to prescribe b12 folate and DHA to all the pregnant ladies soon after they are diagnosed. Even in general hospitals these vitamins are given free. They are supplied at their doorstep by field / link workers. So i'm not surewhere would they get such cases from.