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B Is For Babies

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There may be a way to protect your unborn child from autism with the B Vitamin Folic Acid, the same one that helps protect it from severe birth defects of the brain and spine. But you must be taking it before you know you’re pregnant.

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association of more than 85,000 children finds those whose moms took folic acid early in pregnancy were 40% less likely to have autism.

Folic acid is inexpensive … readily available ... and no prescription’s needed.

This isn’t the first time we’ve gotten good news about folic acid.
Daily 400 microgram doses can reduce risk of severe birth defects of the brain and spine – including spina bifida – by up to 70%.

But it must be taken around the time of conception, which is often before you know you’re pregnant.

That’s why the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends daily folic acid for all women of child bearing age: anyone planning, or able, to get pregnant.

Many foods are now fortified with folic acid. It’s also found in dark green leafy vegetables, beans, citrus fruits and juices. But it’s hard to get enough from diet alone.

So if you’re of child bearing age, even if you’re not planning to get pregnant, take a multi-vitamin containing at least 400 microgram of folic acid every day.

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