Prenatal folic acid supplementation may lower risk of heart defects

05/16/2013 | DailyRx.com

Pregnant women who took folic acid supplements for a month or longer were 50% less likely to have babies with heart defects than those who did not take the supplements, a Chinese study found. However, researchers noted that taking the supplements for less than a month during pregnancy was not associated with a reduced risk of heart defects. The findings appear in the journal Preventive Medicine.

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