One of the early studies showing the promise of folic acid
beyond neural tube defects was published in 1996.
The talk was held by Safefood which are campaigning to make every woman aware of the facts about folic acid
supplementation has already been shown to reduce the risk of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, and it is recommended in the U.
is used most widely, because the vast majority of studies demonstrating clinical benefits of folates have used folic acid
, and because it is chemically stable and relatively inexpensive.
All women capable of having a baby should be taking a multivitamin containing folic acid
every day," advises Siobhan M.
The amount of folic acid
consumed in North America has increased dramatically in the past 15 years.
However, women who could become pregnant should play it safe by getting 400 mcg of folic acid
from a daily multivitamin.
Neither the hope that folic acid
supplements might prevent cancer nor the fear that they might promote it was borne out by this meta-analysis, said Dr.
After six years, the risk of autism was discovered to be 40 percent lower in the children of women who took folic acid
around the time of conception.
From a sample of 296 women with singleton uncomplicated first-trimester pregnancies attending an antenatal clinic in Northern Ireland between 2005 and 2006, 84% of 226 women who reported taking 400 [micro]g/day folic acid
in the first trimester reported taking folic acid
supplements in the first trimester, but only 57 women (19%) had started before conception, as recommended.
While this paper could be focused upon any vitamin, folic acid
is of particular interest as its fortification is a controversial subject.
For the first time, research reveals that the folic acid
, found in vegetables and some fruits containing Vitamin B, can reduce the risk of mouth cancer.
is the synthetic form of folate, a B vitamin that occurs naturally in some foods, including vegetables, fruits, beans, and peas.
WOMEN who consume high volumes of folic acid
found in the Vitamin B from vegetables and some fruits are less likely to suffer from mouth cancer.
In the British Journal of Surgery, researchers report the benefits of supplementing with folic acid
in patients with peripheral artery disease.