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2010-10-04 16:53:50

An increasing number of obese adolescents, particularly females, are undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Yet a case study presented Sunday, Oct. 3, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, highlights the possible link between gastric bypass surgery in adolescent girls and an increased risk for neural tube defects, which can lead to varying degrees of disability such as paralysis and mental retardation due to damage to the nervous system,...

2010-06-01 08:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announces the availability of a new formulation of PreNexa® Rx prenatal vitamins with changes to the amounts of folic acid and iron. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), women need extra iron and folic acid during pregnancy.(1) PreNexa®'s newest formulation contains 1.25 mg of folic acid and 27 mg of iron.(2) Folic acid supplementation,...

2010-04-27 08:26:54

Babies born to women who do not consume enough folic acid (sometimes referred to as folate or vitamin B9) are at high risk of developing neural tube defects (i.e., defects in the development of the spinal cord or brain). This is the reason underlying the recommendation that women who are pregnant take a folic acid supplement. A team of researchers, led by Bermans Iskandar, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has now generated data in rodents suggesting that folic acid might also help...

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2009-11-18 15:44:05

The risk of lung cancer may be 25 percent higher among patients who take folic acid supplements, according to a new study. Researchers reported in the November 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, that heart patients in Norway, where foods are not fortified with folic acid, had an increased risk of developing cancer and death if they took vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements. "Experimental evidence suggests that folate deficiency may promote initial stages of...

2009-11-13 16:09:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- During Prematurity Awareness Month, the March of Dimes is bringing attention to its recommendation that all women, especially those who are pregnant or looking to become pregnant, get the recommended dosage of folic acid in their daily diets. Through Chef Eric Paul's recipes and cooking demonstrations at two JEWEL-OSCO stores, the March of Dimes intends to educate women and their families in a fun and delicious way. "I am extremely excited to introduce my...

2009-11-04 13:50:03

A University of Adelaide study may have shed light on the rise in childhood asthma in developed countries like Australia in recent decades. Researchers from the University's Robinson Institute have identified a link between folic acid supplements taken in late pregnancy and allergic asthma in children aged between 3 and 5 years, suggesting that the timing of supplementation in pregnancy is important. Associate Professor Michael Davies says that folic acid supplements "“ recommended for...

2009-10-14 12:22:06

Pregnant women are advised to take vitamin supplements containing folic acid as part of their routine pre-natal care. Now, a new study warns that taking medications that reduce or block the actions of folic acid during the first trimester of pregnancy increase the risk that the growing baby will develop abnormalities. The large collaborative cohort study was conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. This conclusion just published in the British Journal of Clinical...

2009-10-14 11:59:42

Medications that block folic acid are associated with increased abnormalities Using medication that reduces or blocks the actions of folic acid during the first trimester of pregnancy (weeks 1-12), increases the risk that the growing baby will develop abnormalities. This conclusion was reached by a team of Epidemiologists, Paediatricians, Clinical Pharmacologists, Obstetricians and Gynecologists who examined birth and abortion data collected in Israel between 1998 and 2007. The study drew...

2009-09-25 16:28:45

U.S. researchers have linked exposure to tetrachloroethylene to birth defects. The chemical, used commonly as a solvent, is also known as perchlorethylene or PCE, and is sometimes found as a contaminant in drinking water. The study, published in Environmental Health, found an increased risk of oral clefts and neural tube defects in children whose mothers -- while pregnant -- lived in eight towns in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts where water pipes lined with a vinyl coating containing PCE...

2009-09-24 07:19:21

Exposure to tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchlorethylene, PCE) may cause congenital birth defects. A study of expectant women exposed to PCE in drinking water, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Environmental Health, found an increased risk of oral clefts and neural tube defects in their children. Ann Aschengrau, from Boston University School of Public Health, USA, worked with a team of researchers to study the prevalence of birth defects in the children of women from 8...


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