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Folic acid levels linked to depression

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers have always known that B-vitamins play a critical role in mood, but now a study has definitively connected folic acid levels with depression. Researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston have said that low folic acid (folate) levels are associated with slower improvements of the medical treatment of depression. In this study, 110 outpatients [...]

Save Your Brain! Folic acid may protect against cognitive decline

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

According to a recent report, folate (folic acid), a B vitamin found in foods like leafy green vegetables and citrus fruit, may protect against cognitive decline in older adults. A team at Tufts University, led by Katherine L. Tucker, PhD, studied a group of Boston-area men who were members of the ongoing Normative Aging Study [...]

Moms-to-Be: Vitamin linked to healthy birth weight

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Mothers-to-be with lower levels of the vitamin folic acid in their body during early pregnancy are more likely to have babies with lower, or less healthy, birth weights, a study has revealed. Conversely, researchers, who examined nearly 1,000 women and their newborn babies, found that higher levels of folic acid (found in some vegetables, fruits [...]

Smokers Lose Important Vitamin; Second-hand exposure also robs folic acid

By | June 12th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Exposure to cigarette smoke may rob people of folate (also known as folic acid), an important vitamin that helps protect against a variety of diseases, including a number of birth defects, a large nationwide study concludes. Both active smokers and those exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke had lower levels of folate in their [...]

Folic Acid Findings: B-vitamin may have role in depression

By | June 12th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

People with depression may spend a lifetime working through their illness but what they may not know is that because they have depression, they’ll need to maintain their nutritional health as well. The latest news from Tufts University researchers shows that folate, a B-vitamin also known as folic acid, has now been linked to depression. [...]