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Effect of Continued Folic Acid Supplementation Beyond the First Trimester of Pregnancy on Cognitive Performance in the Child

11:34 EST 10 Nov 2019 | 2 Minute Medicine

1. Folic acid supplementation prevents neural tube deficits during pregnancy, but if continued beyond the recommended first trimester, may positively impact neurodevelopment and cognitive performance in children at seven years of age. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Periconceptional folic acid (FA) supplementation is a protective factor against neural tube defects (NTD), with the recommended time […]
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