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eWellness: Folic Acid Update
Dr KK Aggarwal,  24 September 2018
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• Folic acid (vitamin B9) is a water–soluble B vitamin.• It is lost in traditional Indian cooking.• Folic acid is essential for DNA repair, cell division and normal cellular growth.• Profound deficiency of folic acid during pregnancy is associated with neural tube defects, such as spina bifida in neonates.• Deficiency in adults has been associated with megaloblastic anemia and peripheral neuropathy.• In both men and women, low serum folate levels can increase ho
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