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Folic acid, also called folate, is a B vitamin (B9) found mostly in leafy green vegetables and legumes. Repeated studies have shown that women who get 400 micrograms (0.4 milligrams) daily prior to conception and during early pregnancy reduce the risk that their baby will be born with a serious neural tube defect (a birth defect involving incomplete development of the brain and spinal cord) by up to 70%.
Why do we need to promote awareness about the importance of folic acid?
Do you want to know more about folic acid? Here are some facts about folic acid and folic acid supplementation. Folic Acid Facts