Navigation Links
Folic acid supplements in early pregnancy may reduce the risk of severe language delay in children
Date:10/12/2011

October 12, 2011-- Research has established that taking folic acid supplements during pregnancy reduces the risk of bearing a child with neural tube defects, but little is known about the relationship between prenatal folic acid and neurodevelopment after birth. A collaborative study between investigators at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health has now reported that mothers who took folic acid supplements from 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after conception reported a significantly lower prevalence of severe language delay in their children at age 3. The study was based in a unique Norwegian pregnancy cohort often referred to as "MoBa".

The full study findings are published online in the October 12 issue of JAMA.

The current analysis included 19,956 boys and 18,998 girls. Of these children, 204 (0.5%) were rated as having severe language delay, defined as minimal expressive language, only 1-word or unintelligible utterances. Among women who took folic acid supplements in early pregnancy, the reported prevalence of such delay was 0.4%, but among the approximately 9,000 children whose mothers took no folic acid, the delay was more than twice as common: 0.9% (81 children).

Across the entire sample, severe language delays were four times more common in boys than girls, as is typically the case.

"Unlike the United States, Norway does not fortify foods with folic acida fact that increases the contrast between women who do and do not take folic acid supplements and makes Norway a good place to study this effect," noted lead author Christine Roth, Clin.Psy.D., MSc, of the Division of Mental Health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo and a visiting researcher at the Mailman School. "If in future research this relationship were shown to be causal, it would have important implications for understanding the biological processes underlying disrupted neuro
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids Language Delays
2. Higher Folic Acid Levels in Teens Tied to Academic Success
3. Folic acid given to mother rats protects offspring from colon cancer
4. Folic acid for everybody -- arguments in favor of food fortification
5. No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements
6. Ginger Supplements Might Ease Inflammation Linked to Colon Cancer
7. Herbal supplements may cause dangerous drug interactions in orthopaedic surgery patients
8. Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study
9. Certain dietary supplements associated with increased risk of death in older women
10. Omega-3 Supplements Dont Help, May Hurt ICU Patients
11. Dietary supplements for patients after lung injury do not appear to improve outcomes; may be harmful
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... ... a professional and in-depth research report. The report provides basic information such ... analysis etc. This report covers the global (US, Europe, Japan etc) industry ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... ... Gary D. Breslow, MD, FACS, is a highly regarded board certified plastic ... Breslow Center in Paramus, NJ, which offers the most complete range of state-of-the-art plastic ... Breslow Center also hosts a world-class medical spa which offers cutting edge non-invasive laser ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... In a creative effort to ... restore a healthy lifestyle, The Ranch at Dove Tree in Lubbock has shared a ... easily through the steps of recovery. Both the nationally recognized collegiate program and traditional ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Sher Fertility Institute, a national network of fertility ... physician to their clinical team in Las Vegas. , Dr. Mark Severino ... successful Reproductive Endocrinology teams in the region. , Combined Drs. Sher and Severino have ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... Standifer Insurance Group, a ... drive that will support Camp Conquest, a specialized camp for young people who have ... Conquest offers a five day and four night curriculum designed to give burn survivors ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Calcium Propionate Market Global Suppliers and Manufacture Analysis 2Health News:Calcium Propionate Market Global Suppliers and Manufacture Analysis 3Health News:NJ Top Doc, Dr. Gary Breslow, has launched Zwivel; a New Online Cosmetic Consultation Service for Doctors and Patients 2Health News:The Ranch At Dove Tree Infographic Enlightens Process Of Recovery 2Health News:The Ranch At Dove Tree Infographic Enlightens Process Of Recovery 3Health News:Dr. Mark Severino Joins Dr. Geoffrey Sher at Sher Fertility Las Vegas- Sher Fertility is National Network of Fertility Clinics Known for Exceptional Patient Care 2Health News:Dr. Mark Severino Joins Dr. Geoffrey Sher at Sher Fertility Las Vegas- Sher Fertility is National Network of Fertility Clinics Known for Exceptional Patient Care 3Health News:Standifer Insurance Group and Camp Conquest Plan Joint Charity Initiative to Assist Hospitalized Children Suffering from Burn Injuries 2Health News:Standifer Insurance Group and Camp Conquest Plan Joint Charity Initiative to Assist Hospitalized Children Suffering from Burn Injuries 3
... this year's Ellis Island Medal of Honor, established by the ... ,Jacob Eapen, who will receive the award May ... to be a boost for all my future endeavours," Eapen ... Island Medals of Honor are presented annually to US citizens ...
... team of researchers has confirmed that the malfunction of ... a study published Thursday's issue of the journal Neuron. ... a possible animal model for developing treatments for schizophrenia ... genetic mechanisms by the researchers. ,In their ...
... Resource Development in collaboration with National AIDS Control Organisation ... Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) which is being implemented by ... ,The Programme is aimed at the ... of the major concerns, i.e. process of growing up ...
... people know about the dangers of global warming, but only ... Andreas Ernst of the University of Kassel, has two parts. ... the other, the human species is biologically programmed to act ... very different from common rats on that point. ...
... and state representatives from 105 countries met Friday to formally ... worse impacts of global warming after five days of heated ... ,"The discussions ended at 3:30 a.m. Friday," said Carloa Traverso ... Change (IPCC). ,Once the IPCC report is formally ...
... proudly announces the launch of the General Practice Student ... Registrars Association (GPRA). ,The GPSN will ... the specialty of General Practice, and those keen to ... ,AMSA National President Mr. Rob Mitchell said, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Malfunction of Gene Causes Schizophrenia, Depression 2Health News:Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change 2Health News:Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change 3Health News:Climate Talks Reach Consensus in Bangkok 2
(Date:7/27/2015)... , July 27, 2015  Array ... financial results for the fourth quarter and ... a conference call to discuss those results ... Chief Executive Officer will lead the call. ... Eastern TimeToll-Free:(844) 464-3927Toll:(765) 507-2598Pass Code: 68380312 Webcast, ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... 2015  Linear accelerators used to treat patients ... only adequate space for the equipment itself, but ... to the size and complexity of the technology, ... addition of a new vault constitutes a formidable ... of patient treatment: with potential negative long-term effects ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... , July 27, 2015 Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... its Solaris therapeutic modality products. This approval allows the company to ... other countries around the world. "Receiving the CE Mark ... efforts," stated Kelvyn H. Cullimore Jr. , president and CEO ... distribution network into China , Japan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Accelerating the Design Process for Cancer Treatment Centers 2Accelerating the Design Process for Cancer Treatment Centers 3Dynatronics Awarded CE Mark Approval for Its Solaris Products 2
... March 22, 2011 Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced ... ($644.9 million US). This represents 11.5% growth v. previous ... the Company,s two major business segments, Critical Care and ... (11.9% in local currencies) and 9.7% (8.9% in local ...
... Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ) ... currently Valeant,s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as Chairman of the ... the Valeant Board as an independent Board Director and Lead ... and has agreed to extend his contract through to February ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Instrumentation Laboratory Achieves Record Sales in 2010 2Instrumentation Laboratory Achieves Record Sales in 2010 3
... The SYNCHRON CX5-S workstation ... electrolyte testing, targeted to the ... than 200 samples per day. ... the CX5-S is easy to ...
... the high-volume lab, the SYNCHRON LX4201 simplifies ... up to 2,880 tests per hour. By ... SYNCHRON LX4201 with broad menu, speed and ... come to expect from Beckman Coulter-innovative, reliable ...
... It takes powerful technology to ... safety, and still lower costs. ... LX20 PRO, offering features that ... any other chemistry analyzer, including ...
... the power of the LX2000 Series ... resources without compromising testing quality.Plus, when ... LX20 PRO, you get advanced features ... other chemistry analyzer, including closed tube ...
Medicine Products: