Folic acid during pregnancy may reduce language delays

October 12, 2011

Folic acid is already known to reduce the risk of certain types of birth defects.

A new study out of Norway published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found moms who take folic acid in the first two months of pregnancy greatly reduced the risk of their children having severe language delays.

The benefits of folic acid in protecting against neural tube defects have long been documented in medical studies.

This research is further evidence that the supplements may protect against other neurodevelopment disorders as well.

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