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June 24, 2019

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Cilia Structure Plays a Major Role in Determining Susceptibility to Neural Tube Defects

Research shows that the improper methylation of a protein called 'Septin2,' which regulates the structure of cilia, was associated with an increased risk of having a neural tube defect ... read more

Psychological Benefits for Kids When Moms Keep Taking Folic Acid

Taking folic acid supplements throughout pregnancy may improve psychological development in children, new research ... read more

Paternal Nutrition Affects Offsprings' Mental Fitness, Laboratory Study Shows

The father's lifestyle affects the cognitive skills of his offspring -- at least in mice. Scientists have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin ... read more

Bowel Cancer Medication Could Help Combat Early-Onset Parkinson's Disease

Folinic acid can protect neurons in fruit flies, report scientists. The study suggests that folinic acid, which is used in medications to treat bowel cancer, can also protect neurons associated with ... read more

High Folic Acid Level in Pregnancy May Decrease High Blood Pressure in Children

Babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers had higher levels of folate during ... read more

Daily Folic Acid Supplementation Remains Important for Prevention of Birth Defects

Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of this important vitamin, according to a new ... read more

High Folate Intake Linked With Nerve-Damage Risk in Older Adults With Common Gene Variant

High folate (vitamin B9) consumption is associated with an increased risk for a nerve-damage disorder in older adults who have a common genetic variant linked to reduced cellular vitamin B12 ... read more

Folic Acid Fortified Food Linked to Decline in Congenital Heart Defects

Food fortified with folic acid helped lower overall rates of congenital heart defects in Canada. The effect was evident in some types of congenital heart defects but not ... read more