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Folic acid is beneficial in preventing miscarriage and certain birth defects as well as for reducing the risk of high blood pressure and anemia in women, according to MedicineNet. Folic acid, also known as folate, is a f... More »

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Folic acid helps prevent birth defects in a baby?s brain and spinal cord, and it helps prevent miscarriage, according to WebMD. In addition, folic acid prevents the risk of cervical and colon cancers. In some cases, peop... More »

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According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, folic acid plays a vital role in brain development and function and mental and emotional health. Folic acid helps the body produce DNA and RNA, so it is especially ... More »

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Folic acid helps prevent birth defects in a baby’s brain and spinal cord, and it helps prevent miscarriage, according to WebMD. In addition, folic acid prevents the risk of cervical and colon cancers. In some cases, peop... More »

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Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid or folate, is used to treat kidney disease, to decrease the side effects of the medication methotrexate and to reduce the risks of birth defects, states WebMD. It may also be used to ... More »

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The benefits of folic acid for pregnant women include preventing pregnancy complications and birth defects, according to WebMD. It also can protect the baby from premature birth, low birth weight and more. More »

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A deficiency of certain B vitamins can cause anemia, fatigue, poor appetite, abdominal pain, depression, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs, muscle cramps, respiratory infections, hair loss, eczema, poor growth i... More »

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