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Canadian researchers found immigrant women less likely than others to be taking folic acid before pregnancy to help prevent spina bifida and anencephaly. Neural tube defects -- birth defects of the spinal cord and brain, known as spina bifida and anencephaly -- can be reduced by nearly 50 percent with folic acid supplements taken just before and soon after conception. The study found 60 percent of Canadian-born women in the study reported using folic acid supplements in the three-month period...
Immigrant women are less likely to use folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida, particularly those who recently immigrated to the country
Folate reduces the risk of cancer and birth defects, but it may also enhance the development of pre-cancerous and cancerous tumors, U.S. researchers said. Omar Dary of the Academy for Educational Development, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, and Dr.
Folate, a vitamin that helps make the genetic material in cells and considered essential for pregnant women, may also help heart patients, a U.S. expert said.
Researchers said on Monday that women should get sufficient vitamin B12 and folic acid before becoming pregnant to cut their risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect of the brain and spinal cord.
Women obese during pregnancy have a small increased risk of some birth defects, such as spina bifida and neural tube defects, British researchers said. Katherine J.
Obese women are more likely to give birth to children with birth abnormalities, according to new findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Grain Foods Foundation Partners with March of Dimes to Remind Women of the Importance of Folic Acid in Preventing Birth Defects WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A new March of Dimes survey conducted by the Gallup organization and funded by the U.S.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only 17 percent of Spanish-speaking women of childbearing age in the United States are taking a multivitamin containing folic acid daily, according to the first nationally representative folic acid awareness survey to focus on this population.
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