Folic Acid

  • A new study suggests that babies are more likely to learn when an object acts in a way that surprises them. That may be why games like peekaboo hold an infant's attention. Photo courtesy of Brian Warren/Flickr.
    April 14, 2016  

    The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it would allow folic acid to be added to corn flour in order to prevent certain types of birth defects. The decision was a major victory for health advocates around the nation, who credit the additive with preventing some 1,300 birth defects per year. Judy Woodruff sits down with Dr. Jose Cordero of the University of Georgia for more. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2002   BY  

    Daily supplements of folic acid or foods fortified with the vitamin can help prevent heart disease, stroke and blood clots, according to a study published in the Nov. 23 issue of the British Medical Journal. Continue reading