- By Joel Streed
Does folic acid prevent childhood obesity?: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
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.