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Childbearing-age women need folic acid supplement

...foods or take a vitamin supplement of folic acid every day to protect against birth...complex B vitamins -- including folic acid, B12, B6, thiamin, riboflavin...nutrient whose synthetic form is called folic acid. Folate is found in such foods as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/08/ent_225685.shtml
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Study bolsters idea that folic acid cuts birth defects

...with birth defects and then took folic acid during a subsequent pregnancy greatly...babies with birth defects. All took folic acid during a subsequent pregnancy, and...during her pregnancy to provide the folic acid and track her progress, said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/15/tec_279523.shtml
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Birth-defect detectives at work

...known as spina bifida. A lack of folic acid reaching the fetus will disrupt the...problems. But when massive amounts of folic acid and growth factors are added to the...protein that carries the critical folic acid from the mother to the fetus. And...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/17/ent_239206.shtml
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Brain and spinal birth defects decline dramatically

...the government began requiring that folic acid be added to flour and other grains...consumption of at least 400 micrograms of folic acid - a B-vitamin found in citrus fruit...many women were not getting enough. Folic acid is most beneficial early in pregnancy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/21/tec_314435.shtml
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Auction aids birth defects fight

...and other foods that are high in folic acid. The local March of Dimes office has adopted the theme Food, Fun and Folic Acid for this year's event and asked...participating chefs to include a source of folic acid at their tables. "Folic acid can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/01/ent_240530.shtml
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Study: Vitamins help arteries of angioplasty patients

CHICAGO -- A six-month regimen of folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 can help prevent reoccurrence...patients who were given either the vitamin combination of folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 or a placebo for six months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/29/tec_355561.shtml
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Heart-disease could be foiled by vitamins

...homocysteine's harmful effects and how folic acid and vitamin B-12 seem to regulate...suggested that the optimal level of folic acid for lowering homocysteine levels...blood testing and increased intake of folic acid and B-12 through diet or supplements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/13/tec_301442.shtml
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Medicine Today: Vitamins can cause harm

...adults with no other medical problems. They specifically examined multivitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, folic acid, selenium, and beta-carotene. They found that taking these vitamins did not have any effect on the risk of developing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-02-19/medicine-today-vitamins-
Study finds no significant benefit in multivitamin, supplement use in healthy adults

...adults with no other medical problems. They specifically examined multivitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, folic acid, selenium, and beta-carotene. They found that taking these vitamins did not have any effect on the risk of developing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-02-19/study-finds-no-significant-benefit-
Across South Carolina

...birthday.Templeton said DHEC will keep focusing on ways to bring the mortality rate down, such as promoting the use of folic acid to reduce congenital birth defects.Clemson president has heart surgeryCLEMSON, S.C. - Clem son University President...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-18/across-south-carolina