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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.
Vitamin B12, folic acid supplements could potentially halt or reverse advanced form of fatty liver disease

Vitamin B12, folic acid supplements could potentially halt or reverse advanced form of fatty liver disease

Exploring association of fetal and infant weight growth patterns with impaired arterial health

Exploring association of fetal and infant weight growth patterns with impaired arterial health

East African newborns nearly five times more likely to have neural tube defects

East African newborns nearly five times more likely to have neural tube defects

Vitamins are a waste of money for non-pregnant and healthy Americans, scientists say

Vitamins are a waste of money for non-pregnant and healthy Americans, scientists say

Maternity Disparities Taskforce focuses on supporting women’s health before and during pregnancy

Maternity Disparities Taskforce focuses on supporting women’s health before and during pregnancy

Inexpensive daily diet supplementation in pregnancy can reduce complications at birth, study shows

Inexpensive daily diet supplementation in pregnancy can reduce complications at birth, study shows

COVID-19 may affect a group of biochemical reactions called one-carbon metabolism

COVID-19 may affect a group of biochemical reactions called one-carbon metabolism

Serum folate deficiency in older people may be associated with heightened dementia and death risks

Serum folate deficiency in older people may be associated with heightened dementia and death risks

Study suggests folic acid supplementation linked to increased risk for COVID-19 diagnosis

Study suggests folic acid supplementation linked to increased risk for COVID-19 diagnosis

Folic acid-like drug reprograms DNA methylome of aggressive brain tumors

Folic acid-like drug reprograms DNA methylome of aggressive brain tumors

Researchers use machine learning to shed light on genetic mutations linked with spina bifida

Researchers use machine learning to shed light on genetic mutations linked with spina bifida

Maternal anemia during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood anemia

Maternal anemia during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood anemia

Analysis: Keto diets place pregnant women and kidney disease patients at risk of adverse health effects

Analysis: Keto diets place pregnant women and kidney disease patients at risk of adverse health effects

Pregnant women in South-East Asia more likely to use smokeless tobacco

Pregnant women in South-East Asia more likely to use smokeless tobacco

Exploring links between stress, choline deficiency, preterm births, and mental illness

Exploring links between stress, choline deficiency, preterm births, and mental illness

Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

Digital healthcare could help deliver tailored advice to women experiencing pregnancy difficulties

Digital healthcare could help deliver tailored advice to women experiencing pregnancy difficulties

Scientists identify many existing drugs with antiviral activity against coronavirus

Scientists identify many existing drugs with antiviral activity against coronavirus

Fish oil supplementation during pregnancy leads to improved memory in children

Fish oil supplementation during pregnancy leads to improved memory in children

Are COVID-19 medications safe in pregnancy?

Are COVID-19 medications safe in pregnancy?