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2013-01-04 00:20:14

March of Dimes "Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby" Book Offers Scientifically-Based Advice For Pregnant Women and Tips for New Parents WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Taking a daily multivitamin containing the B vitamin folic acid is one of the best ways to prevent birth defects and an important step toward having a healthy baby, yet only about one-third of women know about it. Taking your folic acid beginning before pregnancy is just one piece of advice found in the...

2012-10-15 10:21:54

Combined folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 supplements had no statistically significant effect on the risk of colorectal adenoma among women who were at high risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study published October 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Between 28% and 35% of the U.S. population reported to take dietary supplements containing folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12, and previous in vitro and animal studies have shown that B vitamins combat...

2012-07-09 23:02:41

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation whose team of professional consumer advocates provides free online educational resources to the public concerning the potential dangers of using certain prescription medications, has a Web site whose URL can be found at http://www.depakotebirthinjury.com. The Consumer Justice Foundation hereby alerts the public of a Depakote birth defects lawsuit that was filed in Illinois against Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of Depakote that...

2012-05-22 18:35:01

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Washington University in St. Louis have found folic acid fortification of grain products in the United States may have an impact on lowering some childhood cancers. The new research, published online today in the journal Pediatrics, shows fortification does not appear to be causing childhood cancer rates to increase, and also finds a notable decrease in two types of childhood cancer. This study was led by Amy Linabery, Ph.D., postdoctoral...

2012-05-21 20:18:20

Folic acid fortification of foods may reduce the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumors in children, finds a new study by Kimberly J. Johnson, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, and Amy Linabery, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota. Incidence reductions were found for Wilms' tumor, a type of kidney cancer, and primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), a type of brain cancer. Since...

2012-05-16 06:26:19

New Research Shows No Significant Differences in Absorption between Tablet and Softgel Capsule Forms of Folic Acid NORTHRIDGE, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The bioavailability of folic acid does not significantly differ between delivery in standard tablet or softgel capsule forms, according to research published in this month's Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Folic Acid helps support a women's pregnancy and development of a healthy newborn. "This...

2012-04-23 21:05:26

Move could help prevent birth defects of the brain and spine among hispanic babies Serious birth defects of the brain and spine in America's babies, particularly those of Hispanic origin, could be reduced if the nation's corn masa flour products were fortified with the B vitamin folic acid, according to a new petition filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a coalition of six organizations: Gruma Corporation Spina Bifida Association March of Dimes Foundation...

2012-04-10 12:55:31

Researchers have gained new insight into why 22% of Canadian women of childbearing age are still not achieving a folate concentration considered optimal for reducing the risk of having babies with neural tube defects, despite a virtual absence of folate deficiency in the general Canadian population. When the authors examined a nation-wide study, they found a main reason why some women are not achieving levels optimal for reducing risk is many do not take the supplemental folic acid...

2012-01-09 07:00:00

RIDGWAY, Colo., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This January, as part of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, the Grain Foods Foundation has partnered with the Spina Bifida Association to remind all women of childbearing age of the important role folic acid plays in preventing neural tube birth defects. Daily consumption of the B vitamin folic acid, beginning before pregnancy, is crucial since birth defects of the brain and spine, such as spina bifida, can occur in the early...

2011-10-27 00:30:00

Flood Law Group, LLP, a litigation firm, is sponsoring ZoloftBirthDefectLawyer.com, an online resource that aims to help individuals in learning about the possible risks of birth defects when Zoloft® is taken during pregnancy. (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Flood Law Group, LLP, a litigation firm, is sponsoring ZoloftBirthDefectLawyer.com, an online resource that aims to help individuals in learning about the possible risks of birth defects when Zoloft® is taken during pregnancy....