Folic Acid and Autism Risk

Maternal Use of Folic Acid and Vitamins Linked to Reduced Autism Risk in Children

According to a study done in Israel, mothers who supplement with a Multivitamin and Folic Acid, both before and during their pregnancy, reduce their child’s risk factors for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers studied Israeli children born between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2007.  Participants were followed up from birth to January 26, 2015…

Folic Acid and Postpartum Depression

Prenatal Folic Acid Supplementation Helps Lower Postpartum Depression Risk

Supplementing Folic Acid for at six months before giving birth could lower the risk of postpartum depression. Almost 1,600 women who had given birth six to 12 weeks earlier were recruited to participate in this study.  Data on prenatal folic acid supplementation, obstetric history, and lifestyle and socio-demographic characteristics was collected.  803 (50.4%) women participating…