folic acid during pregnancy lowers autism risk

Extra folic acid during pregnancy lowers autism risk

Women who took extra folic acid in the weeks before and just after becoming pregnant were less likely to have a child with autism, in a new study from Norway. Because lack of folic acid has been tied to brain and spinal cord birth defects, groups including the U.S. Preventive Services Task … Read more

Taking folic acid may prevent speech delays in babies

Taking folic acid may prevent speech delays in babies

folic acid and speech A study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has found a link between development that suggests taking supplements before and during pregnancy can reduce the risk of delayed language learning. “Maternal use of supplements containing folic acid within the period from four weeks before, to eight weeks after conception was associated with … Read more