A B-complex vitamin that is being studied as a cancer prevention agent. Also called folate.

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... FOLIC ACID (Folate, Vitamin B9) is a B-complex vitamin that occurs naturally in such foods as yeast, liver, kidneys, and leafy, green vegetables. Folic acid is essential to the development of healthy blood cells, nerve cells, and proteins in the body. As a nutritional supplement folic acid treats or prevents folic acid deficiency and certain types of anemia. It helps treat tropical sprue, a condition sometimes seen in people who travel to tropical climates, in which food nutrients are not properly absorbed. There is also increasing evidence that some birth defects (neural tube defects or spina bifida) are related to lack of folic acid. These may be prevented if the mother has enough folic acid before and during her pregnancy. Generic folic acid tablets are available. Some multivitamin products for use as dietary supplements contain small amounts of folic acid. ...
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Folic acid General Systematic name N-[4(2-Amino-4-hydroxy- pteridin ...
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Preguntas Frecuentes acerca del Ácido Fólico - Fácil de Leer
... El ácido fólico (o folato) es una vitamina. Las vitaminas se encuentran en los alimentos y ayudan a que su cuerpo funcione correctamente. Cuando está embarazada, el ácido fólico puede ayudar a evitar ...
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  • Folic Acid
    ... Folic acid is one of the B vitamins. Folate, the natural form of folic acid, is found in orange juice, other citrus fruits and juices, leafy green vegetables, beans, peanuts, broccoli, asparagus, peas...
  • PREGNANCY AND A HEALTHY DIET
    ... When you become pregnant, what you eat isn't only important for your own health, but for the health of your baby. Healthy foods are the building blocks for your growing baby since pregnancy is a c...
  • Preguntas Frecuentes acerca del Ácido Fólico - Fácil de Leer
    ... El ácido fólico (o folato) es una vitamina. Las vitaminas se encuentran en los alimentos y ayudan a que su cuerpo funcione correctamente. Cuando está embarazada, el ácido fólico puede ayudar a evitar ...

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