Free Folic Acid For Pregnant Women

April 16, 2010. Posted in: Blog Posts

Free Folic Acid For Pregnant Women

An estimated 1,500 babies are born each year with neural tube defects, birth defects of the brain and spinal cord…

To educate women about the importance of folic acid, March of Dimes corporate partner, Kmart, is giving pregnant women a one-month supply of free (yes, free!) folic acid..

There are concerns about taking folic acid, however, as opposed to getting folate from natural food sources like dark, leafy greens:

Here’s one article:  Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk

and another: Folic Acid in Dietary Supplements Could Increase Risk of Breast Cancer, Swedish Research Suggests