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Prenatal Exposure to Folic Acid Fortification of Food May Reduce Mental Health Risks in Children

A new study reports the offspring of women who eat a diet rich of foods fortified with folic acid while pregnant have a reduced risk of being diagnosed with a mental illness later in life. The study reports those who had increased in-utero folic acid exposure had increased cortical thickness and delayed thinning of the cerebral cortex.... Read More...
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Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy Linked to Lower Autism With Intellectual Disability Risk

According to Drexel University researchers, mothers who took multivitamins during pregnancy were 30% less likely to have children who develop autism with intellectual disability. However, researchers note the occurrence of autism without intellectual disability was not affected by the use of prenatal multivitamins.... Read More...