Navigation Links
Folic acid enriched grain reduces birth defects

Supplementation of food with folic acid as found to reduce the rate of birth defects. Results of the research published in the Journal Pediatrics have found that more than one third of birth defects are reduced by enriching flours, rice and pastas with folic acid.// Spina bifida and anencephaly, known as neural-tube defects, arise when the spinal column of a developing embryo does not properly close during the first weeks of pregnancy. The defect causes paralysis in spina bifida and fatal brain deformation in anencephaly.

Folic acid is given to elder people for balancing the Vitamin B12 deficiencies. In 1991, pregnant women were recommended to take synthetic folic acid to prevent the risk of birth defects as this vitamin which is found in green leafy vegetables, grains and citrus fruits are not easily absorbed by the body. So, women of childbearing age were recommended to take 400 micrograms of folic acid to prevent the children’s from birth defects. The FDA in 1998 recommended that 140 micrograms of folic acid can be added to each 100 grams of grains and the fortified product should carry the label “enriched”.

Other scientists, however, said not enough is known about the consequences of enriching food with folic acid and cautioned that even rare side effects could affect a significant number of people when the entire population is receiving the vitamin through food.

Dr. Godfrey Oakley, a research professor at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health and one of the main advocates of folic-acid fortification, said the findings showed that the FDA should require a higher dose. Other research has suggested that as much as 75 percent of all neural-tube defects could be prevented by a higher level of folic-acid fortification, he said.

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, a CDC clinical geneticist and a co-author of the paper, said women of childbearing age can ensure they are getting 400 micrograms of folic acid each day by taking mul
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Folic Acid helps Kids with Diabetes
2. Folic Acid Found To Be Beneficial For Stroke Patients
3. The Importance Of Folic Acid Supplements
4. Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy Could Help Prevent Spina Bifida
5. Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Effective In Reducing The Risk Of Hip Fracture After Stroke
6. Folic acid retards mental decline in middle aged
7. Folic Acid Retards Mental Decline In Middle Aged Subjects
8. Study Links Folic Acid With Increased Birth Weight
9. Folic Acid blows Gene-based Colon Cancer
10. Dietary supplementation of Folic Acid Requires Critical Evaluation
11. Addition Of Folic Acid In Flour Proposed To Arrest Birth Defects In The UK
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Folic acid enriched grain reduces birth defects

(Date:12/17/2014)... Dr. Myo Nwe is the co-author of ... the Future” and co-founder of the Ace Medical Weight Loss ... takes a broad look at the industry of weight loss, ... scrutiny. On film and in television shows, however, she says ... social aspects and played for basic laughs, which she believes ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 In its comprehensive analysis of ... Argus Claim Review division have recently identified out-of-network and ... ways savings are achieved on behalf of employer-clients. ... dollars in savings to Argus each year, with a ... explained by Tom Doney, Cypress president and CEO, these ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... one worrisome phenomenon is when an illness that originated in ... as zoonosis -- is not uncommon and keeps researchers on ... disease might make inroads into the human population. A ... the culprits in this case were guinea pigs. More specifically, ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. ... to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence ... new review finds. In fact, the benefits were similar ... lead researcher Paula Chu, a doctoral candidate at Harvard University,s ... clinical trials, found that people randomly assigned to take yoga ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 Main Street ... clinic, is weighing in on a new study providing ... on the oral hygiene of children. , Sufficient enough ... drinks, such as pop or juice drinks, with the ... looming, however, is whether drinks listed as 100% fruit ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Obesity Should Not Be a Hollywood Punchline, Weight Loss Doc Says 2Health News:Out-of-Network & Medical Necessity Reviews among Top Ways TPA Identifies Significant Medical Claim Savings 2Health News:Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection 2Health News:Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection 3Health News:Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors 2Health News:Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors 3Health News:Main Street Dental Team, Unionville’s Most Innovative Dental Clinic, Comments on New Study Relating Pure Fruit Juice to Poor Oral Hygiene 2
... offers a significantly higher survival rate than either external-beam radiation ... researchers at UCSF. The differences among therapies were more ... researchers say, that in many cases surgery should play a ... that is likely to recur or spread. ...
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay ... having a miscarriage stand the best chance of having a ... The time that couples should wait after a miscarriage ... among medical experts. Some doctors say there is no reason ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) ... a lowered risk of heart disease and diabetes, being ... of glaucoma, Harvard researchers say. This new finding ... of developing primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), one of the ...
... Researchers looking for differences in eating habits of African ... diabetes uncovered an unexpected result: No matter what the blood ... same. African Americans are 1.8 times more likely to ... be obese than are non-Hispanic whites, according to federal health ...
... published today in the scientific journal Addiction ... the manufacture of methamphetamine have caused a drop in ... In 2005 Mexico began controlling its ... manufacture of methamphetamine), and in 2008 it became the ...
... hard to find, here,s good news for the under-qualified: ... ( http://www.fasebj.org ) shows that being a highly ... taking on leading management positions at research institutions. This ... may exist at research institutions where top-cited scientists either ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Surgery better than radiation, hormone treatments for some prostate cancer, study shows 2Health News:Surgery better than radiation, hormone treatments for some prostate cancer, study shows 3Health News:Women Can Safely Get Pregnant Right After Miscarriage, Study Shows 2Health News:Women Can Safely Get Pregnant Right After Miscarriage, Study Shows 3Health News:Excess Weight May Protect Women From Type of Glaucoma 2Health News:Excess Weight May Protect Women From Type of Glaucoma 3Health News:Diabetes or not, dietary habits of Aftrican-Americans are similar 2Health News:Diabetes or not, dietary habits of Aftrican-Americans are similar 3Health News:Diabetes or not, dietary habits of Aftrican-Americans are similar 4Health News:Help wanted: Highly cited researchers needed for high-ranking positions at research institutions 2
(Date:12/15/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/32cmct/inferior_vena ) ... Cava (IVC) Filters - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Global Inferior Vena ... million by 2016. The North America ... value while Europe claims approximately ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Norway , December 15, 2014 ... innovative drugs for aggressive drug resistant cancers, today announces ... in a private placing from new and existing investors. ... financing to support the development of its pipeline of ... program for its lead drug candidate, BGB324, a first-in-class ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Dec. 15, 2014  Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... been added to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NBI). ... become effective upon market open on December 22, ... designed to track the performance of a set ... biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 2Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 3Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 4BerGenBio Completes NOK90 Million Fundraising 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index 4
... new understanding of,the role played by the protein ... novel therapies to rebuild muscle tissue,damaged by disease, ... Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at ... The researchers reported their findings, "Cdk9-55: A ...
... implantable,medical device, developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic ... alternative to existing,bariatric surgeries, according to findings published ... In a six-month open label trial involving three ... obese participants who received the,vagal nerve blocking device, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:International Team Locates Key Player in Muscle Regeneration 2Device Blocking Stomach Nerve Signals Shows Promise in Obesity 2Device Blocking Stomach Nerve Signals Shows Promise in Obesity 3
... in the field of Urodynamics, Albyn Medical recognised ... new chair is manufactured from the highest quality ... can be improved considerably if the patient is ... this aspect was given a high priority in ...
The Triage Drugs of Abuse Panel is the leading rapid drug screen used by U.S. hospitals. The Triage Drugs of Abuse Panel is a small, handheld urine test that provides qualitative results for up to n...
... The Advanced Model 3900 Multi-Sample ... for laboratories processing moderate to high ... industry-preferred method of freezing-point technology for ... combined with high, continuous throughput, the ...
... The Advanced® 2020 Multi-Sample Osmometer provides ... industrial, and research settings. These results ... freezing-point method, which determines total concentration. ... on-board data management, automated sample handling, ...
Medicine Products: