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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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Foods that are high in folic acid include asparagus, broccoli and all citrus fruits. Beans, peas, lentils, avocados and Brussels sprouts also contain a high level of the acid. More »

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Foods that have high folic acid content include beans, peas, leafy greens, and fortified breads and cereals. Other foods that have high folic acid content are asparagus and citrus fruit. 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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