Navigation Links
Fortifying Foods Found To Reduce Birth Defects

Fortifying foods like flour, pasta and cornmeal with folic acid markedly reduces the number of infants born with neural tube defects like spina bifida, say researchers according to a new study. //Thus researchers advice pregnant women to take folic acid supplements in early pregnancy when the neural tube is forming. But women also need to maintain adequate levels of folic acid prior to pregnancy.

A recent study compared the number of neural tube defects in babies born in Newfoundland and Labrador -- two areas with some of the highest known rates of neural tube defects in North America -- before and after the requirement went into effect. Between 1991 and 1997 there were an average of 4.36 neural tube defects per 1,000 births in these areas. Between 1998 and 2000, that number dropped to just 0.96 per 1,000 births.

The study also looked at the effect of folic acid fortification on vitamin B12 deficiency in the elderly a condition thought to be masked by extra intake of folic acid. Results found no evidence to indicate the additional folic acid intake was causing this to occur.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Foods Rich In Flavonoids Effective In Prevention Of Cough
2. Soluble Ingredient Can Make Fatty Fast Foods Healthier
3. Plant – based Foods More Effective In Lowering Cholesterol
4. Plant – based Foods More Effective In Lowering Cholestero
5. Need For Awareness Of Allergenic Foods
6. Whole Grain Foods Result In Health Benefits
7. Foods produced organically have better health value
8. Reconsider Health Benefits of Organic Baby Foods, advices new study
9. Choose Foods That Keep Bad Cholesterol at Bay
10. Americans Avoiding Risky Foods
11. Fat Content In McDonald’s & KFCs Foods Varies From Country To Countr
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... WI (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... As ... in medicine known as “patient engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out ... partners. , “There is an increasing emphasis in health care and research on ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX ... CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will ... and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families ... However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client ... elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The ... the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book ... have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and ... of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six ... years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will host its ... on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at 7:00 a.m. ... 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will also highlight ... and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017   Montrium , an industry leader ... the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness ... EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization ... transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that ... successfully helping those with the widespread pain associated with ... Amanda in Essex, England commented, ... hair, experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with ... cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: