• By Joel Streed

Does folic acid prevent childhood obesity?: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

October 17, 2016

Health care professionals have known for decades that women of childbearing age should take folic acid, because it reduces a baby's risk of being born with the neural tube defect, spina bifida. New research shows there may be another good reason for mothers-to-be to take the mineral — it may prevent obesity in children.

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Alva Roche Green discusses folic acid.

To listen, click the link below.

Does Folic Acid Prevent Childhood Obesity

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