folic acid

Can folic acid mitigate autism risk for kids with epileptic mothers?A new study reveals that folic acid supplementation in mothers treated for epilepsy during pregnancy had children who were more likely to display autistic traits.
Study: Rare type of stroke may be increasing in pregnant womenPreliminary data from a retrospective study suggest that incidence of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (sSAH) may be increasing among pregnant women. Plus: Study finds lower risk of diabetes a benefit of breastfeeding. Also: Taking prenatal folic acid and multivitamins lowers the risk of autism, according to results of a new case-control study.
USPSTF reaffirms benefit of folic acid supplementationThe USPSTF updates their 2009 statement on folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age. Plus: The FDA releases the final advice on fish consumption.
The science of prenatal vitamins (VIDEO)Get a glimpse at how complex the science behind nutritional supplements can be.
Preconception health indicatorsWhere in the US are women most likely to stop drinking before they get pregnant? Get a checkup? Take folic acid? The CDC recently asked these questions to find out how to reduce risky preconception behavior.
Twice-weekly prenatal iron as effective as daily regimen
Twice-weekly prenatal iron as effective as daily regimenAn international study published in PLOS Medicine shows no benefit in birthweight or infant growth for daily versus twice-weekly prenatal iron supplementation. Conducted by Australian researchers in Viet Nam, the results support intermittent rather than daily iron administration for pregnant populations with low rates of iron deficiency.
Autism and the obstetricianWhat you need to know about recent research on genetic causes and prevention. An editorial by Editor in Chief Charles J. Lockwood, MD.
Prenatal folic acid may lower risk of autismA study by Norwegian researchers has shown that the use of folic acid supplements around the time of conception may lower the risk of autism in children. The study was published in the February 13, 2013, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Prenatal folic acid may lower risk of autism
Prenatal folic acid may lower risk of autismA study by Norwegian researchers has shown that the use of folic acid supplements around the time of conception may lower the risk of autism in children. The study was published in the February 13, 2013, issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.