Navigation Links
First Nationwide Folic Acid Survey of Spanish-Speaking Women Finds Most Are Missing Benefits, March of Dimes Says
Date:1/5/2009

folic acid beginning before and continuing through pregnancy," said Joann Petrini, Ph.D., MPH, director of the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center.

Hispanic women and young women (ages 18 to 24) are among the least likely groups in the U.S. to take the recommended amount of folic acid that could lower their babies' risk of developing NTDs.

The March of Dimes survey of women of all races found that nearly 40 percent of U.S. women of childbearing age (ages 18-45), say they take a daily multivitamin supplement containing folic acid. However, the rate drops to 27 percent among women 18 to 24 years old. Only 11 percent of women of childbearing age said they knew that folic acid should be consumed prior to pregnancy.

The March of Dimes has led efforts to raise awareness of the benefits of folic acid since 1992, when the U.S. Public Health Service began recommending that all women capable of becoming pregnant consume folic acid beginning before pregnancy to prevent NTDs.

Also, since 2004, March of Dimes chapters have awarded more than $1.5 million in community grants and awards to support folic acid education, and have reached more than 4.5 million consumers and health care professionals with folic acid education and materials.

For example, March of Dimes chapters in North Carolina and Florida offer success stories. In North Carolina, there was an 80 percent decline in the number of NTDs between 1995 and 2005, and in Florida, more than 80 percent of women of childbearing age report taking a vitamin containing folic acid before pregnancy.

Since the U.S. Food & Drug Administration began requiring in 1998 that all enriched grains be fortified with folic acid, NTDs in the U.S. have declined by 26 percent.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. Its mission is to improve the health of babies by preventi
'/>"/>

SOURCE March of Dimes Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. First biomarker discovered that predicts prostate cancer outcome
2. FDA Approves First Anti-Psychotic for Kids
3. Single-incision belly-button surgery to remove kidney performed first at UT Southwestern
4. First study examines newly-licensed RN work attitudes and intentions
5. Glades General Hospital First in Palm Beach County to Provide On-Site Electronic Birth Registration
6. UHW Announces: Antelope Valley Hospital Caregivers and Board Vote to Ratify First Union Contract With SEIU UHW-West
7. Father and Daughter From Tanzania Receive Their First Medical Examination in Newport Beach
8. High and mighty: first common height gene identified by researchers behind obesity gene finding
9. APA Comments on FDAs First Approval of Medication to Treat Pediatric Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
10. TriWest Creates First-of-its-Kind Partnership to Offer Military Leaders With Grief Support Program
11. Watson Receives First FDA Approval for Manufacturing Product at Its Goa, India Facility
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The air ... U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported Thursday. Significant progress ... in urban air in recent decades, the agency said ... been a nearly 60 percent reduction in mercury from ... decline in benzene, and an 84 percent fall in ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... with very low levels of nicotine may reduce ... to a new study from the University of ... journal Cancer Epidemiology monitored the smoking ... three types of cigarettes with markedly reduced nicotine ... cigarette brandsall of which have very similar levels ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 Goats are taking over ... Foods, attends the 10th annual Pre-Emmy Awards Boom Boom Room. ... try the best new products for kids on August 23 ... p.m., and we’ll be encouraging them to #GoGoat for L.A. ... excited to present our gentle, non-GMO goat milk foods to ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... For the fourth time, TharpeRobbins, a global leader ... received a prestigious level of recognition from Inc. Magazine. ... remains on the exclusive list of top 5000 fastest ... the list in 2010, 2011 and 2013. , ... list for a fourth time," says Brett Tharpe, CEO ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The ... that has become known as the premier event for ... Body Boot Camp founder, fitness marketing expert and Spike TV ... has always been strictly for Fit Body franchise owners. This ... known for sharing some really great information from some really ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says 2Health News:Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels 2Health News:#GoGoat with Kabrita at the Pre-Emmy Awards Boom Boom Room 2Health News:For The Fourth Time - TharpeRobbins Earns A Place On Prestigious Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List 2Health News:For The Fourth Time - TharpeRobbins Earns A Place On Prestigious Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List 3Health News:Fit Body Boot Camp World Conference 2014 Set To Maintain Reputation as Fitness Boot Camp Marketing Event of the Year 2Health News:Fit Body Boot Camp World Conference 2014 Set To Maintain Reputation as Fitness Boot Camp Marketing Event of the Year 3
... Consuming Vitamin B ,With the rising costs of healthcare, ... a cheap and effective way of warding off health ... and heart disease//. ,Research in the past ... acid known to be a marker of cardiovascular disease ...
... bald mice to get fur on the body, says a ... C. Thompson and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University School// of ... encodes a protein that is essential for hair follicle regeneration. ... Hairless gene, hair growth is initially normal. But once hair ...
... Sometimes the answers to complex problems lies at hand but ... case with a new anti obesity drug//. A weight control ... monitor body fat content may yield new approaches for treating ... further suggest that particular variants of the protein SH2-B might ...
... is considering whether to temporarily ban the Environmental Protection ... a pesticide should be marketed//. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill ... moratorium on the conduct and use of studies that ... conducted by companies seeking to have their pesticides approved ...
... Manipur have hope at hand with an international aid ... care and treatment//.,The Nobel prize-winning Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF) ... understanding with the Manipur government to provide healthcare services, ... Dutch chapter of the MSF would be involved in ...
... some people vulnerable to suffer from the dreaded disease ... diagnose the risk//. ,According to the most complete ... the researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee at ... in San Diego, a cluster of genes on chromosome ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:An Answer To Obesity: Weight Control Protein 2Health News:US Senate Votes against Testing of Pesticide on Humans 2Health News:Specialized Clinics For Manipur's AIDS Patients 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... Aug. 22, 2014   Zacks Equity Research highlights Epizyme ... the Day and Panera (Nasdaq: PNRA - Free Report ) ... provides analysis on Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD - Free Report ... (Nasdaq: SHPG - Free Report ). Here is ... of the Day : The biotech bull market ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Report 2014" report to their offering. ... 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the ... a focus on the Chinese situation. The report ... classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The particulate respirators ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... , Cali ., Aug. 22, 2014 ... Papillomavirus Conference shows that a therapy being developed by Hera ... two that cause 70 percent of all cervical cancer. ... blocked the replication of HPV-16, HPV-18 and HPV-11 cells, according ... Broker , Ph.D., who presented the findings at the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 2Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 3Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 4Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 5Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 6Global and Chinese Particulate Respirators Industry Report 2014 2Study shows Hera Therapeutics experimental compound shuts down human papillomavirus that causes most cervical cancer 2
... DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2011 Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: ... of Massachusetts has issued a decision that ruled in ... Inc., and against LightLab Imaging, Inc., on all of ... 11-page decision also rejected LightLab,s request for injunctive relief. ...
... its continuing partnerships with Brazilian public health authorities and ... Mr. Nelson dos Santos as interim vice president of ... nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health ... programs that help ensure the quality, safety and benefit ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Massachusetts Court Rules in Favor of Volcano and Against St. Jude Medical Subsidiary in Trade Secrets Case 2New Interim Leadership for USP-Brazil 2
The Olympus continuous flow cystoscope was especially designed for laser treatment of the prostate and for collagen injection....
... Prostatron® System uses Cooled ... -TUMT®) to deliver precisely ... heat and destroy hyperplastic ... unique cooling mechanism simultaneously ...
... provides diagnostic testing in an easily ... a PCMCIA card,providing you diagnostic testing ... full-featured and performs all the,measurements performed ... to Office,Medic software for real-time data ...
... is a simple "1, 2, 3 ... compact with a streamline design It ... 13.5 lbs. It rapidly charges to ... full summary pre- & post-event documentation ...
Medicine Products: