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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.
Pregnant women with high lead levels are more likely have obese children

Pregnant women with high lead levels are more likely have obese children

New study accounts for folic acid fortification in Mexican staple foods

New study accounts for folic acid fortification in Mexican staple foods

Raising Awareness of Coeliac Disease with Coeliac UK

Raising Awareness of Coeliac Disease with Coeliac UK

New research examines benefit of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders

New research examines benefit of nutrient supplementation in people with mental disorders

Folic acid supplementation mitigates risk of neural tube defects linked to HIV drug

Folic acid supplementation mitigates risk of neural tube defects linked to HIV drug

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Study: Micronutrient deficiencies are common in adults at the time of celiac disease diagnosis

Study: Micronutrient deficiencies are common in adults at the time of celiac disease diagnosis

UK government to consider fortifying flour with folic acid to combat neural tube defects

UK government to consider fortifying flour with folic acid to combat neural tube defects

Increasing iron intake does not improve the chances of conception

Increasing iron intake does not improve the chances of conception

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Foods enhanced with proven health benefits are stuck in 'development limbo', GM expert says

Foods enhanced with proven health benefits are stuck in 'development limbo', GM expert says

Epigenetic research provides new approaches to cancer combination therapies

Epigenetic research provides new approaches to cancer combination therapies

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child's I.Q.

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child's I.Q.

Study finds link between maternal diet rich in nuts and child's neurodevelopment

Study finds link between maternal diet rich in nuts and child's neurodevelopment

Value of dietary supplements in question

Value of dietary supplements in question

Experts react to Kellogg’s claims about removal of key vitamins, minerals from popular Mexican cereals

Experts react to Kellogg’s claims about removal of key vitamins, minerals from popular Mexican cereals

Multivitamins do not help stave off depression but lifestyle coaching may work

Multivitamins do not help stave off depression but lifestyle coaching may work

Daily consumption of nutritional supplements does not prevent depression

Daily consumption of nutritional supplements does not prevent depression

Prenatal vitamins may reduce the risk of autism in high-risk families

Prenatal vitamins may reduce the risk of autism in high-risk families

A unique study of spina Bifida shows surviving adults are more likely to live independently

A unique study of spina Bifida shows surviving adults are more likely to live independently