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Folic acid is a B vitamin. It helps the body make healthy new cells. Everyone needs folic acid. For women who may get pregnant, it is really important. When a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can prevent major birth defects of her baby's brain or spine.

Foods with folic acid in them include leafy green vegetables, fruits, dried beans, peas and nuts. Enriched breads, cereals and other grain products also contain folic acid. If you don't get enough folic acid from the foods you eat, you can also take it as a dietary supplement.
UAMS scientists show potential of world's smallest laser to kill single cancer cells

UAMS scientists show potential of world's smallest laser to kill single cancer cells

New study establishes link between prenatal stress and onset of eating disorders

New study establishes link between prenatal stress and onset of eating disorders

Improper methylation of cilia protein linked to increased risk of neural tube defects

Improper methylation of cilia protein linked to increased risk of neural tube defects

Researchers pinpoint gene that plays crucial role in formation of neural tube defects

Researchers pinpoint gene that plays crucial role in formation of neural tube defects

Spermidine supplement may prolong lifespan, prevent liver fibrosis and cancer

Spermidine supplement may prolong lifespan, prevent liver fibrosis and cancer

New study finds link between neural tube defects in infants and neurodegenerative diseases

New study finds link between neural tube defects in infants and neurodegenerative diseases

Paternal diet affects cognitive skills of offspring, mice study shows

Paternal diet affects cognitive skills of offspring, mice study shows

Bowel cancer medication could help treat patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease, study suggests

Bowel cancer medication could help treat patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease, study suggests

B vitamins may play critical role in reducing epigenetic effects of air pollution

B vitamins may play critical role in reducing epigenetic effects of air pollution

High levels of folate during pregnancy may decrease hypertension risk in children

High levels of folate during pregnancy may decrease hypertension risk in children

Ten steps for a healthy pregnancy

Ten steps for a healthy pregnancy

Researchers highlight importance of large population studies for increased knowledge about disease

Researchers highlight importance of large population studies for increased knowledge about disease

Maternal multi-micronutrients, nurturing environment in early life foster childhood development

Maternal multi-micronutrients, nurturing environment in early life foster childhood development

Vitamin D supplements encouraged to eliminate deficiencies in new borns

Vitamin D supplements encouraged to eliminate deficiencies in new borns

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Folic acid supplements can reduce risk of having pregnancy affected by neural tube defects

Fish sauce may help provide better nutrition for mothers and young children

Fish sauce may help provide better nutrition for mothers and young children

March of Dimes provides New Year's resolution for moms-to-be to help have healthy baby

March of Dimes provides New Year's resolution for moms-to-be to help have healthy baby

Nutritional supplement can mitigate harmful consequences of early-life stress

Nutritional supplement can mitigate harmful consequences of early-life stress

Improved nutrition may help offset negative effects of early-life stress

Improved nutrition may help offset negative effects of early-life stress