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Low carb diets like Atkins, Paleo, Keto associated with reduced intake of folic acid, which increases risk of birth defects
(Natural News) Low carbohydrate diets, such as Atkin, Paleo, and Keto, continue to become popular diets today. However, you may want to avoid these diets if you are pregnant or trying to become one as they could raise the risk of having babies with congenital disabilities, particularly neural tube birth defects, according to a study.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Urge UK to Fortify Flour With Folic Acid to Limit Birth Defects Scientists Urge UK to Fortify Flour With Folic Acid to Limit Birth Defects
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Folic acid: Why scientists want it added to flour
Scientists hope folic acid in flour could lower the number of babies born with birth defects. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put folic acid in bread to protect babies, says study
A major new study has concluded that adding folic acid to flour and bread in Britain would help protect babies from devastating medical conditions such as spina bifida. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folic acid: new research is a 'gamechanger' in push to fortify British foods
Study concludes there is no need for an upper limit on folate, removing a further barrier to mandatory fortification that would prevent birth defectsBread and flour should be fortified with folic acid in the UK to help prevent babies from being born with neural tube defects such asspina bifida, according to new research.A study by Queen Mary University of London and the School of Advanced Study at the University of London concludes that there is no need for an upper limit of folate intake.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Smithers Tags: Health Pregnancy Medical research Food & drink industry Business Family wellbeing Life and style Parents and parenting Science Society UK news Source Type: news

'Overwhelming' evidence for adding folic acid to flour
The B vitamin, which can prevent birth defects, will not harm the general public, a study says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists urge UK to fortify flour with folic acid to limit birth defects
LONDON(Reuters) - Britain's failure to legislate to make food producers fortify flour with folic acid to help prevent babies being born with birth defects is based on flawed analysis and should be reversed, scientists said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Government Urged To Fortify Food With Folic Acid To Prevent Birth Defects
The UK should fortify flour with folate to prevent babies being born with serious birth defects, say researchers, who show that previous data on the dangers of taking too much is flawed (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Thomson, Contributor Source Type: news

Hundreds of children born with defects because of folic acid mistake
A "STATISTICAL error" that resulted in an upper limit being set for daily folic acid intake may have contributed to hundreds of children being born with common birth defects, scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who Really Needs to Go Gluten-Free
Consumer Reports also found that some gluten-free foods have more fat, sugar and/or salt than their regular counterparts, and are short on nutrients like iron and folic acid -- found in foods with enriched-wheat flour. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid Linked to Lower Autism Risk Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid Linked to Lower Autism Risk
Women who take folic acid and multivitamins before and during pregnancy may be less likely to have children with autism than mothers who don ’ t use these supplements, an Israeli study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Why Women Need Folic Acid
-- Folic acid is a form of vitamin B that's important for women, especially those who are pregnant or who could become pregnant. Folic acid can help prevent serious birth defects of the brain and spinal cord called neural tube defects. The vitamin... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamins in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk Vitamins in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk
Children of mothers who took folic acid or multivitamins before or during pregnancy were at lower risk for autism spectrum disorder, researchers say, but more research is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Vitamins in Pregnancy Linked to Less Autism in Offspring Vitamins in Pregnancy Linked to Less Autism in Offspring
Children of mothers who took folic acid or multivitamins before or during pregnancy were at lower risk for autism spectrum disorder, researchers say, but more research is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Maternal Folic Acid, Multivitamin Use May Cut ASD Risk in Offspring
Autism spectrum disorder risk lower in those whose moms took supplements before, while pregnant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Announcement: National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week — January 2018
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Folic Acid, Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy Tied to Lower Autism Risk
Use of multivitamin or folic acid supplements before or during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk for autism in the offspring, according to an observational... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Folic Acid, Multivitamins During Pregnancy May Cut ASD Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Israeli researchers caution that'the effect of confounding was notable'(Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Taking folic acid while pregnant is linked to lower autism risk in children: Study
Study links use of folic acid and multivitamins while pregnant with a lower risk of autism in children. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Taking vitamins before pregnancy cuts risk of autism
A new study from Haifa University in Israel found that taking folic acid and multivitamins before and during pregnancy cuts the risk of a child developing autism by 73 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk in Kids, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 -- Taking folic acid and multivitamins during pregnancy could reduce your child's risk of autism, a new study suggests. Kids were less likely to be diagnosed with autism if their moms took supplements before pregnancy and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Folic Acid in Pregnant Women on AEDs and Lower Autism Risk Folic Acid in Pregnant Women on AEDs and Lower Autism Risk
Antiepileptic drugs reduce folic acid in pregnant women and are associated with increased autistic traits. A new study suggests that folic acid during pregnancy may mitigate autism risk in offspring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Folic Acid May Limit Autism Traits in Children of Epileptic Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No folic acid in pregnancy substantially increased risks (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot, Study Finds
(CNN) — More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. The prevalence of marijuana use among a sample of moms-to-be in California climbed from 4.2% to 7.1% from 2009 through 2016, according to a research letter published in the journal JAMA on Tuesday. Among pregnant teens younger than 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5% to 21.8%, and among women 18 to 24, marijuana use climbed from 9.8% to 19%, the researchers found. That rese...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Marijuana Pot Pregnancy Source Type: news

Folic acid late in pregnancy may increase childhood allergy risk
(University of Adelaide) Research from the University of Adelaide suggests that taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase the risk of allergies in children affected by growth restriction during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Welsh and Scottish health ministers call for folic acid in flour
They say UK wide policy will help reduce neural tube defects such as spina bifida Related items fromOnMedica Multivitamins in pregnancy ‘should be avoided’ Europe should introduce mandatory folic acid fortification, study says Mums-to-be with diabetes ill-prepared to cope with increased complications risk Scotland plans to fortify flour with folic acid UK failure to fortify flour with folic acid has caused 2,000+ cases of neural tube defect (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Welsh and Scottish health ministers call for folic acid in flour
The Welsh and Scottish health ministers want Jeremy Hunt to act to reduce neural tube defects in babies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folic Acid Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - November 6, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Antenatal Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorders Antenatal Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Might maternal nutritional supplementation with multivitamins, iron, and folic acid reduce the risk of autism spectrum disorders in offspring?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Folic Acid Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - October 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Folate (folic acid)
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention
New survey finds too few are taking folic acid before pregnancy (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention
New survey finds too few are taking folic acid before pregnancySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Folic Acid, Health Disparities, Neural Tube Defects (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention
FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 -- Only a third of women are taking a multivitamin containing folic acid -- a nutrient known to prevent serious birth defects -- before they know they're pregnant, a new survey has found. The poll, conducted by the March of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Maternal Multivitamin Use Tied to Lower Risk of Child ASD
Lower odds of offspring autism spectrum disorder with or without additional iron or folic acid (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Folic acid found to reduce risk of autism
(Natural News) A study that was conducted by researchers at the University of California (UC) Davis and which was published in Environmental Health Perspectives on Friday, September 8 showed that children whose mothers had an intake of 800 or more micrograms (mcg) of folic acid – the amount that is usually found in most prenatal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folic Acid Injection (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pregnant moms who take folic acid cut autism risk from pesticides
(Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers took folic acid supplements early in their pregnancies were less likely to develop autism, even when the pregnant moms were exposed to pesticides linked to the neurodevelopmental disorder, a new study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Rethinking Folic Acid Guidelines
(MedPage Today) -- Supplementation not necessary for all women of reproductive age (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - September 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Does folic acid prevent obesity in kids?
There's no question that women of childbearing age should take?folic acid?because it reduces a baby's risk of being born with spina bifida, a neural tube defect. New research shows there may be another good reason for expectant mothers to take the mineral: It may prevent?obesity in children.?Dr. Alva Roche Green, a Mayo Clinic family physician, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Folic acid may decrease autism risk linked to pesticides
By taking folic acid around the time of conception, mothers-to-be may reduce their child's risk of pesticide-related autism, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?
Prenatal supplements may help reduce harms of pesticide exposure, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Folic Acid, Pesticides (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- By taking folic acid around the time of conception, mothers-to-be may reduce their child's risk of pesticide-related autism, a new study suggests. " We found that if the mom was taking folic acid during the window around... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides
(University of California - Davis Health System) Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Have a Healthy Vegetarian or Vegan Pregnancy?
A plant-based diet is healthful for pregnant women, as long as there ’ s appropriate planning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Diet and Nutrition Pregnancy and Childbirth Vegetarianism Veganism Iron (Nutrient) Folic Acid Vitamins Source Type: news

Mitochondria targeting anti-tumor compound
(Kumamoto University) Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have found that the compound folic acid-conjugated methyl-BETA-cyclodextrin (FA-M-BETA-CyD) has significant antitumor effects on folate receptor-ALPHA-expressing (FR-ALPHA (+)) cancer cells. The compound significantly reduced ATP production while simultaneously increased the production of reactive oxygen species. Side effects in animal models were minimal but further testing is still required to determine its safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How to Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer ’s
A few weeks ago, Big Pharma giant Merck canceled the clinical trial for its latest “promising” Alzheimer’s drug. Why? It was a total flop. The same thing happened four months ago with a drug that Eli Lilly was testing. The reality is that more than 99% of Alzheimer’s drugs fail in development. This proves that mainstream medicine has no clue what causes this brain-wasting condition. So what’s really going on? A big part of the problem is in the very air we breathe. And the closer you live to a major roadway or urban center, the worse it is&hel...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Brain Health Nutrition Alzheimer's cognitive decline pollution toxins Source Type: news

Niferex (Ferrous Asparto Glycinate, Iron, Ascorbic Acid, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Zinc, Succinic Acid, and Intrinsic Factor Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Folic acid supplements: Can they slow cognitive decline?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news