Excessive folic acid found to alter brain development and behavior

Scientists from New York State report that higher doses of folic acid during pregnancy and throughout life may have lasting negative effects. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Researchers discover how DHA omega-3 fatty acid reaches brain

The transporter protein Mfsd2a carries DHA to the brain, research has found. The findings have widespread implications for how DHA functions in human nutrition. The study marks the first time a genetic model for brain DHA deficiency and its functions in the brain has been made available. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid most abundantly […]

Fears pregnant women are ignoring folic acid advice

“Women are ignoring expert advice to take folic acid supplements before pregnancy to protect their unborn children,” The Guardian reports. The research has prompted calls for food to be fortified with folic acid. It has long been known that taking folic acid before getting pregnant can reduce the risk of having a baby with a […]