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Why Folic Acid Awareness Matters Year Round

Send to Kindle Folic Acid Awareness Week begins the second week of January and ends 7 days later, but the potential for folic acid deficiencies, especially among pregnant women, is something to pay attention to every day of the year. These concerns also tie into another awareness campaign during January, Birth Defects Prevention Month. This […]

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Folic Acid Benefits and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

One of the first things you’ll hear medical professionals recommend when giving advice for a healthy pregnancy is to make sure you’re getting adequate amounts of folic acid. This isn’t just good advice – it’s crucial. Many studies show that a folic acid deficiency during pregnancy can be linked to the most severe […]

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The Difference Between Folate, Folinic Acid and Folic Acid

Send to Kindle You may have heard about the folic acid controversy and wondered what it has to do with you. At the center of this debate is the U.S. government’s folic acid food fortification program, which became mandatory in 1996 “due to overwhelming evidence for the protective effect of folic acid supplementation before conception […]

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