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folate deficiency

a deficiency of folic acid. See also folic acid.

folate deficiency

Folic acid deficiency Hematology A condition caused by a decrease in dietary folic acid, resulting in megaloblastic anermia, GI tract complaints–eg, glossitis, stomatitis, malabsorption, infertility, neural tube defects, and possibly also psychiatric complaints and peripheral neuropathy. See Megaloblastic anemia.
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In postulating reasons for the slightly increased number of birth defects seen over the span of the study, the authors wrote: "While folic acid deficiency is common in newly diagnosed CD, it is sometimes seen after diagnosis, perhaps because of a lack of folic acid in the gluten-free diet.
Documentation of folic acid deficiency in a group of mothers with children affected by NTDs led to the discovery that periconceptional supplementation with folic acid could significantly reduce the birth incidence of NTDs by as much as 70%, both as first occurrences and in high-risk women.
Previous studies have shown that folic acid deficiency in pregnancy leading to birth defects like cleft lip and palate (CPL) and anencephaly - one of the most common neural tube defects (NTD) in which a baby is born without the major portion of brain, skull and scalp - in children.
27 ( ANI ): A new research has suggested that folic acid deficiency can cause severe health problems in offspring, including spina bifida, heart defects and placental abnormalities.
5 per cent children under the age of five and 69 per cent of adolescent girls suffer from anaemia due to iron and folic acid deficiency.
It states: "Some studies show that there may be a link between increased UV rays and a folic acid deficiency.
The medication is taken for the duration of pregnancy to protect against anemia and folic acid deficiency.
Folic acid deficiency impairs immune responses and resistance of the oral mucosa to pathogenic organisms.
Addisonian (pernicious) anemia Gastrointestinal pathology, dysfunction, or surgery, including gluten enteropathy or sprue, small bowel bacteria overgrowth, total or partial gastrectomy Fish tapeworm infestation Malignancy of pancreas or bowel Folic acid deficiency
His research had just shown that folic acid deficiency in mice broke chromosomes, just like radiation.
However, remember that folic acid pills are typically used to treat or prevent dietary folic acid deficiency.
Adequate folic acid intake during the preconception period and in early pregnancy helps to protect against a number of congenital malformations, including neural tube defects, the most notable birth defects linked to folic acid deficiency.