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Folic Acid

What you need to know: Folic acid, a B vitamin, helps prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord when taken before the end of early pregnancy. It is available in most multivitamins, as a ...

www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/173_769.asp

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Upside: Detailed explanation on different sources of folic acid
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This fact sheet is one in a series containing information to

help you select foods that provide adequate daily amounts of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.

ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/5553.html

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Upside: Academic site describing benefits and sources of Folic Acid
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Folic acid: An important way to prevent birth defects

Why do I need folic acid? How much do I need? Should I take a supplement? What are the best food sources? What are signs of a deficiency? Why do I need folic acid? Folic acid (also known as vitamin ...

www.babycenter.com/0_folic-acid-an-important-way-to-prevent-birth-defects_476.bc

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Upside: Detailed article on the benefits of folic acid to prevent birth defects
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How do You Relate to Folate?

If you are planning to have a baby or if you think you will ever have a baby or if someone close to you is planning to have a baby there is important news for you. Folic acid may help prevent certain ...

www.circ.uab.edu/Folate/folic.htm

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Upside: Everything you need to know about folic acid and pregnancy
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Folic Acid -

Professional review including information on the functions, food sources, deficiency diseases, drug interactions, and recommened daily intakes of folic acid.

lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitamins/fa/index.html

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Upside: Very detailed information on folic acid including mention of pregnancy and how to include in your diet
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Prevention

The prevention of birth defects is another goal of the Arkansas Center. Providing information of the latest findings plays an important role in preventing and reducing birth defects in Arkansas and ...

arbirthdefectsresearch.uams.edu/

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Upside: Site discusses importance of folic acid and how to include in your diet
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Womenshealth.gov: Folic Acid - Easy to Read What is folic acid?

Why should women take folic acid? How can women get folic acid? How much folic acid should you take? What is folic acid?

www.womenshealth.gov/faq/Easyread/folic-etr.htm

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Upside: Good article on taking folic acid during pregnancy
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Folic Acid - Summary of the latest research concerning folic

acid Health starts with the individual cells of our body. If our cells are healthy so are we. Healthy cells, in turn, depend on the continued, faultless replication of our DNA. DNA can be seriously ...

www.pinc.com/healthnews/folate.html

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Upside: Very detailed research information on the effects of folic acid
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Folic Acid:The vitamin that helps prevent birth defects

Folic Acid is An Important Vitamin Folic acid is a vitamin found in many foods. It's especially important for women who could become pregnant because folic acid can help prevent birth defects.

www.thebabycorner.com/page/1157/

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Upside: Detailed information on the benefits of folic acid and how to get into your diet during pregnancy
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Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

Now that you're pregnant, taking care of yourself has never been more important. Of course, you'll probably get advice from everyone - your doctor, family members, friends, co-workers, and even ...

kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/pregnancy/preg_health.html

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Upside: Easy to use site with very good information on how and what to eat during pregnancy
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