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Get your Vitamin B Complex- Folic Acid Deficiency and Dementia by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm I am a personal fan of all of the B Vitamins. We deplete these vitamins with stress, poor choice of diet and even in cases of catching various viruses. B Vitamins play key roles in the functioning of our energy sources and body's mechanisms. Vitamin B 12 is the elixir of life and use of folic acid is linked to fighting HPV and treating Cervic ... Read on »
Young Women & Folic Acid Deficiency by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm (MedHeadlines) Young women are not getting enough folic acid according the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Only one in three women ages 18-24 takes a daily supplement containing folic acid. Folic acid is essential in preventing birth defects of the brain and spine. This age group accounts for roughly 30 percent of all births in the United ... Read on »
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) Deficiency Associated with Triple the Risk of Dementia by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm A study just published in the British Medical Association’s Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychology demonstrated a strong correlation between folic acid deficiency and dementia in elders. This study follows numerous earlier reports of a similar connection between folic acid and mental decline. There was a study published last ... Read on »
Folic Acid can mask B12 deficiency by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:31pm I got this from Newswise , a journalists'-only news service that broadcasts breaking health news before it gets out to the general public. Folate, or its synthetic form, folic acid, is good for brain health. But there’s concern that this brain booster could mask deficiencies in vitamin B-12, which can result in mental decline and othe ... Read on »
EGCG and folate deficiency by Margaret Patient Expert Posted Thu 30 Oct 2008 7:26am One of my July blood tests, the folate, or folic acid, test (I will use the two terms interchangeably), turned out to be quite low. When my family doctor saw that result, he told me that I should probably take a folic acid supplement. I followed his advice for a while. But recently I read some studies that made me stop taking it, while I do mor ... Read on »
Pregnancy Nutrition Should Include Folate or Folic Acid by Cliff S. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 20 May 2009 9:14am Folate, also called Folic Acid and Vitamin B9, is an essential nutrient for healthy pregnancy nutrition. Folic acid is a B vitamin that helps the body create healthy new cells. That is why folate is very important for pregnancy nutrition as hopeful mothers create new life. Moms who include sufficient folic acid in their diets are taking positive ... Read on »
AofA Science Summary: Glutamate carboxypeptidase II and folate deficiencies result in reciprocal protection against cognitive an by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Nov 2011 12:00am Dev Neurobiol. 2011 Nov 10. doi: 10.1002/dneu.21000. [Epub ahead of print] Glutamate carboxypeptidase II and folate deficiencies result in reciprocal protection against cognitive and social deficits in mice: Implications for neurodevelopmental disorders. Schaevitz L ,  Picker J ,  Rana J ,  Kolodny N ,  Shane B ,  Berge ... Read on »
Less Folic Acid in Pregnancy Linked to Autism by Lucky V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 Jun 2012 11:00am The possible link between folic acid and autism remains controversial, but a new study shows that women whose children had autism recalled getting less folic acid through food and supplements early in their pregnancies than those whose kids didn’t develop the disorder. Meeting recommendations for folic acid , at least 600 micrograms per d ... Read on »
Baby Steps: The Importance of Folic Acid in Infant Development by Healthy Blog Snack Posted Mon 19 Apr 2010 4:00am . . With the many March of Dimes March for Babies walks looming in the near future, I thought it only appropriate to touch on something that the March of Dimes fights against, and something that can easily affect any new mother: neural tube defects. Every mother-to-be wants her newest bundle of joy to arrive pink, plump, and ... Read on »
Parkinson's, B6, B12, and Folate - What's the Connection? by heroteo heroteo Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:22 pm Post subject: Parkinson's, B6, B12, and Folate - What's the Connection? . Parkinson's, B6, B12, and Folate - What's the Connection? Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD Copyright 2008 Ms. Holden is a nutritionist specializing in Parkinson's disease. She has published research, books, articles, and manuals on nutrition and PD, in ... Read on »