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Folic Acid, Folate & Vitamin B9 Supplements

Folic acid, another form of which is known as folate, is one of the B vitamins. It is used as a supplement by women to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs) developing during pregnancy. It is also used to treat anemia caused by folic acid deficiency. More than 50 countries require fortification of certain foods with folic acid as a measure to decrease the rate of NTDs in the population. Long term supplementation is also associated with small reductions in the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. It may be taken by mouth or by injection.

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Folic Acid, Folate & Vitamin B9 Supplements Health Risks

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Insulin Resistance Lymphatic outcome

Minor Decrease

Needs research

1 study

Parental Transmission of Type 2 Diabetes Maternity outcome

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Prostate Cancer Reproductive outcome
Prostate Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

Congenital Anomaly Maternity outcome

Strong Decrease

Evidence: High

1 study

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