folic acid

HSIS Welcomes Roll-Out of Healthy Start Supplements to All Pregnant Women in Scotland

All pregnant women in Scotland are now entitled to free Healthy Start supplements containing folic acid, vitamin D and vitamin C HSIS welcomes this eminently sensible move by the Scottish Government which is aimed at improving the health of parents and children and hopes that the Governments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will soon … Continued

Folate supplementation throughout pregnancy boosts cognitive function at 8 years of age

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) shows that continuing to take folate supplements throughout pregnancy could be beneficial for children’s cognitive development. Women who are planning a pregnancy are advised to take 400 microgram folic acid supplements daily for three months before conceiving and until the end of the first trimester of pregnancy … Continued

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