Maternal use of folic acid supplements during pregnancy and four-year-old neurodevelopment in a population-based birth cohort.

@article{Jlvez2009MaternalUO,
  title={Maternal use of folic acid supplements during pregnancy and four-year-old neurodevelopment in a population-based birth cohort.},
  author={Jordi J{\'u}lvez and Joan R. Fortuny and Michelle M{\'e}ndez and Maties Torrent and N{\'u}ria Ribas-Fit{\'o} and Jordi Sunyer},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={199-206}
}
The use of folic acid supplements during very early pregnancy is recommended in order to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects. Little is known about the possible benefits of folic acid on child neurodevelopment. A total of 420 children (87% of those eligible) from a birth cohort had complete data for final analyses at age 4 years. Information about folic acid and other over-the-counter dietary supplements was obtained prospectively using interviewer-administered questionnaires at the end… CONTINUE READING

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