Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Kids’ Language Delays




We all know that taking folic acid while you are pregnant can lower the incidence of neural tube defects. However, a study done in Norway, found that women who took no folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy had more than twice the risk of having a child with a serious language delay compared to women who took folic acid supplements.Results of the study are published in the Oct. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers don’t know exactly how folic acid might help prevent severe language delays, but speculate that it may be due to the nutrient’s effect on the nervous system. You can read more here.

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