What the Science Says About the Health Benefits of Vitamins and Supplements
From multivitamins and melatonin to fiber and fish oil, Americans who are trying to boost their health and immunity have a plethora of supplements to choose from. An estimated 58% of U.S. adults ages 20 and over take dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the supplement industry is valued at more than $30 billion a year. Supplement use has been growing rapidly over the past few decades along with the wellness industry. “The popular belief is that a supplement is going to be helpful for promoting health,” says Fang Fang Zhang, a professor at Tufts University&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Supplements: The popular pill shown to increase prostate cancer risk by a whopping 163%
SUPPLEMENTS are used to help treat deficiencies in the body. Folic acid is one such supplement which helps to make healthy red blood cells carrying oxygen around the body. Taking the supplement could cause a host of other problems, however. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Lack of Folic Acid Cause Depression?
Title: Can Lack of Folic Acid Cause Depression?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/8/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - March 8, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Hundreds of doctors express concern over folic acid legal case
Hundreds of doctors have raised concerns after a GP who was sued for medical advice he gave 20-years ago lost the case and was unable to appeal the High Court judgment. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - December 16, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medico-legal Source Type: news

Uganda: All Adolescent Girls to Get Drug for Spinal Cord Defect
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has said all girls at menstruation age will be given folic acid to curb rising cases of debilitating spinal cord defect dubbed spina bifida and hydrocephalus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BiferaRx (Folic acid Heme Iron polypeptide Iron Dextran, Cyanocobalamin Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Three pills that could worsen heart issues, depression and cancer risk
SUPPLEMENTS such as vitamin B12, that can help prevent anaemia, and folic acid, which can reduce birth defects when taken by pregnant women are great additions to a diet. However, some supplements might be risky. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Eating Nutritious Food Avoids Spina-Bifida in Babies - Expert
[Daily News] PREGNANT mothers have been advised to use nutritious foods that are rich in folic acid (Folate) to avoid giving birth to babies with 'spinaBifida' and hydrocephalus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

As folic acid is finally added to flour... should we now put iodine in salt to boost babies' IQ?
According to the British Dietetic Association, the average adult needs roughly 150 micrograms of the mineral daily - while women who are pregnant or breastfeeding need 200 micrograms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to help prevent birth defects
It is estimated that fortifying flour with folic acid could prevent up to 200 birth defects a year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplements for anaemia: Differing symptoms of a vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia
SUPPLEMENTS can be taken to top up vitamin B12 stores or folic acid levels; without adequate supply of either nutrient, megaloblastic anaemia can develop - alongside health risks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From the archive: Are alternative meats the key to a healthier life and planet? – podcast
How do protein substitutes compare with the real deal? Graihagh Jackson investigates by speaking to dieticianPriya Tew, the Guardian ’sFiona Harvey and authorIsabella Tree.This podcast was amended on 18 May 2019. An earlier version incorrectly claimed that vitamin B12 is also known as folate or folic acid. While folate/folic acid is also a B vitamin, it is not vitamin B12.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Produced and presented by Graihagh Jackson and Shivani Dave Tags: Food Meat industry Environment Veganism Life and style Vegan food and drink Science Source Type: news

How to fill up on the anti-dementia vitamin 
Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, is essential for nerve function and the formation of DNA and healthy red blood cells. We explain how to get more folic acid into your daily diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folic acid deficiency: Feeling faint may be a sign you’re not eating enough greens
FOLIC acid is crucial in the development of new cells, including red blood cells within the body. The vitamin continuously needs to be topped up through a healthy and varied diet, which is easier said than done. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Women's Day Panel on diversity in health evidence synthesis - 8 March 2021
International Women ' s Day is March 8th!  Join us as we discuss and highlight minority women and young investigators working in health science and evidence synthesis. Hear about their career paths, who has inspired them, and what advice they have for other women interested in or working in health evidence synthesis.  Learn about Cochrane’s role in evidence Synthesis and how anyone can get involved.Each year Cochrane hosts an event in the name of Anne Anderson, a pioneering woman in health evidence synthesis.   In the past it ' s been the ' Ann Anderson Walk ' at the Cochrane Colloquium to raise money for theannual A...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news