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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