Depression in men linked to folic acid deficiency

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Men who do not get enough folic acid in their diets may be more susceptible to depression, studies have shown. Folic acid is the dietary form of vitamin B9 and is found primarily in green leafy vegetables, citrus fruit, beans and other legumes, liver, and yeast (including homebrewed alcohol and live yeast cultures). Folic acid […]

Can Folic Acid Prevent Autism?

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Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Could something as simple as adding adequate folic acid to her mother’s diet reduce the risk of autism in her children? According to a recent study (Surenet al., JAMA, 309: 570-577, 2013), the answer may be yes. The data for this study were derived from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort study. It […]