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Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

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ISBN: 9781337919333
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It is recommended that preconceptional women consume 400 mcg of folic acid from fortified foods or supplements, in addition to dietary folate from a variety of foods.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “It is recommended that preconceptional women

consume 400 mcg of folic acid from fortified foods or supplements, in addition to dietary folate from a variety of foods ” is true or false

Introduction: Folic acid is a form of folate (B vitamin) and is mostly found in dark green vegetables like spinach and broccoli, legumes like beans and peas, and enriched grains. Folic acid helps in the formation of red blood cells. Its consumption during or prior to pregnancy in an adequate amount reduces the baby’s risk of serious neural tube defects.

Explanation

Folic acid is essential for the production, functioning, and repair of DNA (deoxyribose nucleic acid) and prevents a type of anemia (folate deficiency). It plays an important role in pregnancy by preventing certain birth defects. Low intake of folate during pregnancy can affect fetal growth as well as lead to anemia...

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