News tagged with folic acid supplements

Don't block folic acid in early pregnancy

Using medication that reduces or blocks the actions of folic acid during the first trimester of pregnancy (weeks 1-12), increases the risk that the growing baby will develop abnormalities. This conclusion was reached by a ...

Oct 13, 2009
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The benefits of fortifying flour with folic acid

The UK Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced plans to halve the number of infant deaths, stillbirths and brain injuries by 2025. Yet successive UK governments have resisted expert advice to fortify flour with folic acid ...

Dec 04, 2017
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