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Folate and famiy planning

...o minimise the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida by up to 70 per cent, with one in 300 Indian pregnancies affected by a neural tube defect. Neural tube defect can cause a wide range of disabilities such as loss of bladder and bowel control and paralysis of the legs. In some cases the effects can be...

Family planning with folate

...o minimise the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida by up to 70 per cent, with one in 300 Indian pregnancies affected by a neural tube defect. Neural tube defect can cause a wide range of disabilities such as loss of bladder and bowel control and paralysis of the legs. In some cases the effects can be...

The Importance Of Folic Acid Supplements

...risk for passing on neural tube defects like spina bifida to their offspring.// Researchers say they already know one form of the gene responsible for processing folate in the body is linked to neural tube defects. They speculated another form of the gene might also be associated with the birth defects. Re...

Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy Could Help Prevent Spina Bifida

...rly pregnancy can reduce up to 70 percent of spina bifida cases, according to a new study.// Spina bifida, ...of the brain and spinal cord) fails to fuse. Spina bifida is a condition that involves lifelong medical management. It is also one of the most common malforma...

Vitamin Supplements During Pregnancy to Boost Fetal Development

...th defects involving the nervous system like spina bifida etc. An examination of the serum folate levels ex...gramme began, the number of babies born with spina bifida or another serious defect called anencephaly has considerably reduced. It is a well known fact that...

Dietary supplementation of Folic Acid Requires Critical Evaluation

... arise in the closure of the nervous system. Spina bifida and anencephaly are the two most common forms of n...ects seen. // The defect causes paralysis in spina bifida and fatal brain deformation in anencephaly. Although the defect can be diagnosed by antenatal ultra...

Folic acid enriched grain reduces birth defects

...g flours, rice and pastas with folic acid.// Spina bifida and anencephaly, known as neural-tube defects, ari...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 V...

Folic Acid Improves Survival Rate Of Children With Birth Defects

...ed grains on nearly 2,800 children born with spina bifida between the year 1998 and 2001. 92% of the study participants survived the first one year of life. Folic acid was added to the grains, for fortification, before 1998. ‘Folic acid may play a role in restricting the severity of neural tube defects in...

A drive to fortify bread with folic acid

...sense. It would prevent a good proportion of spina bifida pregnancies and would also benefit the health of the country as a whole." <br...

Why All the Fuss about Folic Acid?

...rom developing neural tube disorders such as spina bifida and anencephaly. It also protects against anemia and may cut the risk of a baby being born with a cleft lip or palate. The body does not produce it naturally and hence has to be supplemented along with the diet with an intake around 200 micrograms ...

Include folic acid in bread to reduce neural tube defects in new borns

...riety of debilitating birth defects of which spina bifida is one among them. The initial few weeks of pregnancy is extremely crucial, for it is during this phase that neural defects begin to hamper the baby's growth. The advantages of consuming Folic acid, a B-group vitamin, at least eight weeks before and...

Unmasking Nutrition's Role in Genes and Birth Defects

...pplement in some women for the prevention of spina bifida in the developing fetus," said Gitlin. "The ultimate goal of this research is to bring the power of genomic medicine to every woman. The knowledge of genetic variations serves as a unique, individual guide for providing the essential nutritional inta...

Prenatal Multivitamins to prevent risk of Brain Tumors In Kids

... of development of a neural tube defect like spina bifida in the fetus. "This current study suggests another possible protective effect for the vitamins," said study leader Greta R. Bunin, Ph.D., of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She added, "Children whose mothers took multivitamins close to t...

Folic Acid Supplementation in Bread: Boon to Neonates and Curse to Pensioners

...ons are carried out every year in the UK for spina bifida and a lot of severely disabled babies are still be...y under privileged who are most at risk of a spina bifida pregnancy. "Unfortunately relying on women to plan pregnancy and take a folic acid supplement in a...

Folicacid Reduces Congenital Malformations, If Added to Flour

.... Every year, approximately 200,000 cases of spina bifida and anencephaly occur worldwide. Adding folic acid to food could reduce that number by half....

Food Fortification With Folic Acid Does The Trick

... the rate of major defects in newborns like spinal bifida and anencephaly fell from 0.158 percent before fol..., often before a woman knows she is pregnant.Spina bifida and anencephaly are the two most common neural tube defects. The provinces where the rates of neur...

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