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Folic Acid And Iron May Benefit Unborn Child

December 29, 2010 by  

Folic acid and iron may benefit unborn childNew research reveals that mothers-to-be who take folic acid and iron supplements have smarter children.

An article published by Reuters cited a program in rural Nepal where expectant mothers were given folic acid and iron. Ultimately, their children were smarter and had improved fine motor skills over other children whose mothers did not receive the supplements

The study was conducted by Parul Christian from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She spoke to the news provider about her findings and explained, "What we showed is prenatal iron and folic acid supplementation had a significant impact on the offspring's intellectual level and motor ability and ability during school age, which was a very exciting finding."

Christian's work complements earlier research conducted by a team at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and The Hospital for Sick Children. The scientists learned that folic acid supplements can help reduce the likelihood of birth defects such as neural tube defects, congenital heart disease and oral clefts.

Women who aren't expecting can benefit from taking additional iron supplements on a daily basis. Such extra nutrition may be particularly beneficial to those following a vegetarian or vegan diet.

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