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B vitamins might help some with schizophrenia

New York (Reuters Health) - Possessing one or another version of a gene key to metabolizing the B vitamin folate may make a big difference in who responds to vitamin supplements intended to treat negative symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a new study. Full story

Folic Acid key to healthy pregnancy

   NBC’s Robert Bazell reports that folic acid can help lead to a healthy pregnancy, even for women who take it before they become pregnant.

Study: folic acid decreases autism risk

   According to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, pregnant women who took folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy were less likely to have children with autism. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Folic acid in pregnancy tied to lower autism risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who took extra folic acid in the weeks before and just after becoming pregnant were less likely to have a child with autism, in a new study from Norway. Full story

High doses of folic acid don't raise cancer risk: study

(Reuters) - People taking high doses of the B vitamin folic acid are not at an increased risk of cancer, according to an international analysis - easing some concern about the possible side effects of national programs aimed to raise intake of the vitamin. Full story

High doses of folic acid not tied to cancer risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - According to a new analysis, people taking high doses of the B vitamin folic acid are not at an increased risk of cancer - easing some concern about possible side effects of national fortification programs. Full story

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