Posts Tagged ‘folate intake’

Father’s Diet Play Crucial Role In Health Of Offspring

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
When it comes to kids, people usually associate them with the other’s first. It may be understandable, since it is the women who give birth to them. However, a recent study suggests that the father may also play a significant role in the child’s development as well. Aside from the genes, researchers from McGill University say that a father’s diet prior to conception may play an important role in t

Study Says Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Pregnant women are recommended by their doctors to take folate during their pregnancy. Women take folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, supplements in order to prevent a number of birth related conditions which might include neural birth defects and premature birth. A previous 2008 US study indicated that taking folate for a year before giving birth can help prevent premature birth by as much as 70 percent. But