Another reason pregnant women should take folic acid

October 11, 2011 3:24:45 PM PDT
For pregnant women, there may be good reason to keep taking prenatal vitamins.

Folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy are being linked to a decreased risk of having a child with a severe language delay. Folic acid supplements are already recommended in pregnancy to help prevent major birth defects.

Researchers don't know exactly how folic acid might help prevent language delay but it may be due to the nutrient's effect on the nervous system.

There more on the new research in the "Journal of the American Medical Association."

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