Navigation Links
Folate in Strawberries May Contribute to Healthy Pregnancy
Date:2/5/2008

New Study Links Folic Acid to Reduced Premature Births

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Today Show recently reported about a study that shows folic acid supplements greatly reduced the risk of premature birth. Meanwhile, federal health officials say not enough women are taking those supplements.

It's often hard for people to remember to take vitamins, but women (and men) who want to benefit from this B vitamin need only visit their supermarket's produce aisle or farmers' market. That's where they will find strawberries, a natural source of folate.

"The good news for strawberry lovers is that a serving of eight medium berries provides nearly 9 per cent of the daily requirement of folate," says Chris Christian, vice president trade and nutrition of the California Strawberry Commission. "Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate, which is especially important for women of child-bearing age because it reduces the chance of some birth defects, such as spina bifida."

Now, a study from researchers at the University of Texas that followed 35,000 pregnant women over four years, found it drastically reduced the chance of premature births, as well.

Folic acid, or folate, helps the body make healthy new cells. Besides occurring naturally in foods like strawberries, it is often used to enrich breads and cereals. But the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that the majority of child-bearing aged women were not meeting their daily requirements.

Folate doesn't just help those giving life, but also those who are aging. It also may be cardioprotective, aid in neurological function and have anti-cancer properties.

In addition to folate, strawberries provide an array of nutrients that may play important roles in heart and brain disease prevention, including vitamin C, potassium, and flavonoids such as anthocyanins, the natural pigments responsible for the red color of strawberries.

For recipes and more information on the health benefits of strawberries, visit http://www.calstrawberry.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE California Strawberry Commission
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Launches B12, Folate, and Ferritin Tests on Its Dimension vista Intelligent Lab System
2. Pharmasset Presents R7128 Phase 1 Single Ascending Dose Study in Healthy Volunteers
3. New Study Shows Concord Grape Juice has a Heart-Healthy Effect not yet Reported With Red Wine
4. Concentra Medical Centers Gears Up for Flu Season to Keep Area Workforce Healthy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/7/2017)... 6, 2017   Provista, a proven leader ... billion in purchasing power, today announced a new resource ... The Newsroom is the online home for case ... expert bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... wealth of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ... LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s chief ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat subsidiary ... offerings for health care partners to include IT outsourcing, ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive insight ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... CHICAGO , Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom ... quarter 2017 earnings conference call and webcast on Friday, ... 8:00 a.m. (EDT) and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. ... to discussing the company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance ... growth opportunities, initiatives to enhance operational performance, and long-range ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and ... explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, ... puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions ... Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) ... FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Vohra Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shark ... skilled nursing facility medical directors and other clinicians at various events in October. ... "At many of these conferences we get to educate other physicians, facility nurses, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):