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Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. Updates Prenexa.com with Folic Acid Content, Money-Saving Coupon, and Personalized Address Labels

Upsher-Smith announces updates to its Website, prenexa.com. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 13, 2009 -- Upsher-Smith announces updates to its Website, www.prenexa.com . PreNexa® is the first single capsule prenatal vitamin with more plant-based DHA (docosahexaenoic ac...

Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid

In athletes who stop menstruating, supplements boost vascular function, study finds SUNDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- High-dose folic acid supplementation improved vascular function in young female runners who stopped menstruating (amenorrhea) because their caloric intake was lower th...

Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year

Preemie risk 50 percent lower in those who take supplements that long, research shows TUESDAY, May 12 (HealthDay News) -- When taken for at least a year before conception, folic acid supplements can help reduce the chance of a premature birth by at least 50 percent, University of Texas...

Taking folic acid for a year before pregnancy may reduce risk of preterm birth

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., MAY 11, 2009 Women who take folic acid supplements for at least one year before they become pregnant may cut their risk of having a premature baby by half, according to research published this week in the online journal, PLoS Medicine . The study links pre-conceptional fol...

Hopkins Children's study: Folic acid may help treat allergies, asthma

Folic acid, or vitamin B9, essential for red blood cell health and long known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects, may also suppress allergic reactions and lessen the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. In what is ...

New Survey Reveals Majority of Women of Child-Bearing Age Unaware Folic Acid Should Be Consumed Before Pregnancy

Grain Foods Foundation Partners with March of Dimes to Remind Women of the Importance of Folic Acid in Preventing Birth Defects WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A new March of Dimes survey conducted by the Gallup organization and funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

First Nationwide Folic Acid Survey of Spanish-Speaking Women Finds Most Are Missing Benefits, March of Dimes Says

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only 17 percent of Spanish-speaking women of childbearing age in the United States are taking a multivitamin containing folic acid daily, according to the first nationally representative folic acid awareness survey to focus on this population. ...

USA Rice Federation Partners with National Council on Folic Acid to Promote National Folic Acid Awareness Week

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for National Folic Acid Awareness Week (January 5-11) and January's Birth Defects Prevention Month, USA Rice Federation has teamed up with the National Council on Folic Acid (NCFA) to help spread the word about the importance of folic acid for go...

Brides-To-Be Should Say 'I Do' to a Daily Multivitamin With Folic Acid

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "For richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health," are some of the most common words heard in wedding vows. But what is often overlooked is the health of the married couple's future children. With National Folic Acid Awareness Month taking place ...

Study Finds Folic Acid Not Cardioprotective, Though Safe

Study highlights: - Large, randomized study finds large doses of folic acid are safe but lack preventive cardiovascular benefits. - A separate comparison in the same study supports the benefits of more intensive cholesterol lowering. NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Folic ...

Women's Folic Acid Levels Improving

That should mean fewer serious birth defects, U.S. experts say FRIDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Blood levels of folic acid have increased among American women since the federal government mandated folate fortification to prevent birth defects, but questions remain as to how much fo...

Food Fortification With Folic Acid Does The Trick

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed the wisdom of fortifying cereal foods with folic acid . The extensive study which was carried out by Philippe De Wals and team from Laval University in Quebec found that the rate of major defects in newborns like spinal...

Adding Folic Acid to Flour Lessens Congenital Malformations

A new study has found that adding folic acid to flour considerably reduces congenital malformations . The study, conducted by Universit Laval's Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, has suggested that the addition of folic acid to flours has led to a 46 percent slump in the incidenc...

Adding Folic Acid to Bread Could Help Battle Depression

A study by researchers at the University of York and Hull York Medical School has confirmed a link between depression and low levels of folate. Folate is a vitamin that comes from vegetables such as spinach and turnip greens, dried beans and peas. Fortified cereal products, sunflower seeds...

UK too Will Insist on Folic Acid in Bread

The UK is moving towards making addition of folic acid to flour or bread mandatory in order to reduce the number of babies born with severe disabilities. After lengthy public consultations the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said that it would approach the Government with its recommendations ...

Women of Child-Bearing Age Urged to Take a Multivitamin With Folic Acid

WASHINGTON, "Prospective parents can take positive lifestyle steps to increase the chance that their babies will be born with a healthy heart," says the American Heart Association (AHA). The statement from the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young and endorsed by the American ...

The Risk of Colorectal Tumor is Not Reduced With Folic Acid Supplements

According to a study in the June 6 issue of JAMA, folic acid supplements do not appear to reduce risk of colorectal tumors. Some previous studies have suggested that folate supplementation may help to prevent colorectal tumors. Bernard F. Cole, Ph.D., of Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover,...

CRN Emphasizes Importance of Folic Acid Benefits

WASHINGTON, The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) today responded to a study and accompanying editorial on folic acid and the prevention of cancer in the June 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by urging the scientific research community, the media, and the gov...

March of Dimes Praises Folic Acid Fortification

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Daily consumption of the B vitamin folic acid is a safe and effective means of preventing serious birth defects, the March of Dimes Foundation said today, urging women not to be scared off it by a recent news story suggesting otherwise. In an Associated Press report tod...

New Benefits for Folic Acid, Say Experts

New evidence points to folic acid being able to prevent facial clefts; harelips or cleft lips, and cleft palates, according to a British study//. Pregnant women have been prescribed folic acid tablets for quite a long time now. This has been understood to reduce the risk of babies being born wi...

Fall Back on Folic Acid to Improve Cognitive Abilities

London: A recent research published in The Lancet states that, consuming a specific dose of folic acid //regularly could help in faster information processing and memory in the older adults. Recent studies have demonstrated the effects of reduced levels of folate, and elevated levels of amino...

Another Feather in the (Folic) Cap - Folic Acid Foils Hearing Loss

Folic acid, a vital B vitamin is a must in the medicine chest of a pregnant woman. It is well known that deficiency of folic acid could lead to serious birth defects// in the baby. Folic acid is also beneficial in allaying the risk of stroke and heart disease. Now, there appears to be one more feat...

Opposition to Compulsory Fortification of Bread with Folic Acid

Laurie Powell President of the New Zealand Association of Bakers is opposing the compulsory addition of folic acid in the bread as it would not have the desired effect.// Folic acid addition in bread is made compulsory by the government to reduce the number of Neural Tube Defects (NTD's), in ba...

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

Ireland :The alarming number of NTD's or neural tube defects in new borns has raised concern and now the national committee has recommended that most bread// in Ireland should include folic acid, which is a way to ensure dietary folic acid supplements in women. This would indeed help offsetti...

High Levels Of Folic Acid May Increase The Chances Of Twins After IVF

Researchers at the Rowett Research Institute and Aberdeen University in Scotland found that women with high levels of folic acid were more likely to have twins// following in vitro fertilization. They found that the supplement might be linked to higher rates of multiple births after fertility treat...

Why All the Fuss about Folic Acid?

The Food Standards Agency is come out with the new plan of fortification of flour and bread with folic acid. It is synthetic form of the vitamin B//. It is essential for cell division and is found naturally in liver, yeast extract (Marmite) and leafy green vegetables. It also protects an unborn bab...

A drive to fortify bread with folic acid

There is widespread knowledge now about folic acid’s importance in diet. It is now being contemplated to add it to bread. Food Standards Agency would most likely// sanction a 12-week consultation exercise, alongside consumer research. The importance of folic acid lies in the fact that it cuts...

A revision in iron and folic acid guidelines for children: Doctors urge

According to doctors it is imperative that global guidelines for giving iron and folic acid supplements to young children should be revised. The reason is// that since they might be dangerous for some youngsters. This important aspect was brought forth by researchers from the United States and ...

Untied Kingdom to supplement folic acid in flour

The Scientific Advisory Committee for Nutrition in United Kingdom has asked the Government to fortified flour with folic acid/Vitamin B12.// Folic acid acts as an important nutritional supplement for new born babies and pregnant women has it protects newborn babies from birth defects. Folic aci...

Addition Of Folic Acid In Flour Proposed To Arrest Birth Defects In The UK

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition in the UK has said that many babies could be spared the trauma of being born with birth defects if folic acid were to be incorporated in flour. //Folic acid plays a vital role in reducing commonly found neural tube defects like the spina bifida. The Co...

Dietary supplementation of Folic Acid Requires Critical Evaluation

Neural tube defects are congenital deformities that arise in the closure of the nervous system. Spina bifida and anencephaly are the two most common forms of neural tube defects seen. // The defect causes paralysis in spina bifida and fatal brain deformation in anencephaly. Although the defect c...

Study Links Folic Acid With Increased Birth Weight

Expectant mothers who have lower intake of folic acid during the first trimester of their pregnancy// have a higher chance of having babies with low birth weight than anyone else. Researchers from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, had found that increased levels of folic acid or folate are ass...

Pre-pregnancy folic acid intake does not increase rate of having twins

Folic acid is also known as folate or a form of vitamin B. this vitamin if taken before a pregnancy is said to increase the chances of having a twin baby or to avoid //neural tube defect. A new study published in journal Epidemiology says that there is no proof for this common belief. The stu...

The Importance Of Folic Acid Supplements

New research shows about half of the population carries a gene that puts them at 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. The...

New Breastfeeding Supplement Designed to Improve Milk Production for Nursing Mothers

... also have low levels of other key nutrients, including Vitamins A, C, B-6, folic Acid, B-12, and Zinc. Although many health care providers recommend that br...ous and immune systems. B-6 is needed for red and white cell production. folic Acid: Synthesizes DNA and aids in cell division. Vitamin B-12: Supports ...

Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting

... right for you. There is a risk of side effects associated with ALIMTA therapy. ALIMTA can suppress bone marrow function. It is very important to take folic acid and vitamin B12 prior to and during your treatment with ALIMTA to lower your chances of harmful side effects. Your healthcare professional...

Moms, Registered Dietitian, Develop the First All-In-One Prenatal Vitamin in a Great Tasting Drink Mix

...ly proud of it, and are happy to have a vitamin we can use ourselves, too." S7 Prenatal™ contains the super seven pregnancy nutrients folic acid, iron, DHA, calcium, choline, ginger, and electrolytes. With other prenatal vitamins, women would have to take at least a few different pills to...

U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Jenna Bush Hager Announce Next Generation Initiative to Improve Lives of Children Around the World

...e use of a product known as Sprinkles . These single-dose sachets contain the essential micronutrients: iron, zinc, iodine, vitamins C, D, and A, and folic acid in a powdered form, and are easily sprinkled onto any foods prepared in the household. "Malnutrition is life threatening - particularl...

Studies Affirm Value of Healthy Lifestyle

...ity, exercise, alcohol intake, use of non-narcotic painkillers, adherence to a diet designed to prevent high blood pressure and intake of supplemental folic acid. All six were found to be associated with the risk of developing high blood pressure in the 14-year study, and the association was cumulative. ...

Anti-epilepsy drug risk on cognitive function for unborn children

...s than children exposed to other AEDs, regardless of the mother's IQ. The results also took dosage, duration of pregnancy and mother's consumption of folic acid whilst pregnant, into account. Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University, Gus Baker, said "Our research looked at how exposure t...
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