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Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic community.
Initiative Could Decrease the Rate of Neural Tube Defects Among Hispanic Women WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic community, according to a March of Dimes commentary published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Women who reported not taking a daily prenatal vitamin immediately before and during the first month of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder as women who did take the supplements â€” and the associated risk rose to seven times as great when combined with a high-risk genetic make-up.
Folic acid, an essential vitamin formulated to be part of a multivitamin + DHA liquid softgel capsule, is absorbed and available within the body in amounts similar to folic acid formulated for solid tablets.
As lawsuits against the makers of the epilepsy drug Depakote begin to surface in the United States, Depakote lawyers begin to consult with families of birth defect victims about possible Depakote lawsuits.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and WAYNE, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanessa Minnillo is making it a priority to share an important public health message with women nationwide.
The daughters of rats who took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as high as other rats.
Nutrients, vitamins, minerals â€“ during pregnancy a woman's body needs more of them.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This January, as part of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, the Grain Foods Foundation has partnered with the March of Dimes to remind all women of child-bearing age of the important role folic acid plays in preventing birth defects.
People with higher levels of folate in their red blood cells were more likely to have two tumor-suppressing genes shut down by methylation, a chemical off switch for genes.
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