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1. Effect of high dose folic acid supplementation in pregnancy on pre-eclampsia (FACT): double blind, phase III, randomised controlled, international, multicentre trial. (PubMed)

Effect of high dose folic acid supplementation in pregnancy on pre-eclampsia (FACT): double blind, phase III, randomised controlled, international, multicentre trial. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of high dose folic acid supplementation for prevention of pre-eclampsia in women with at least one risk factor: pre-existing hypertension, prepregnancy diabetes (type 1 or 2), twin pregnancy, pre-eclampsia in a previous pregnancy, or body mass index ≥35. DESIGN: Randomised, phase III, double (...) blinded international, multicentre clinical trial. SETTING: 70 obstetrical centres in five countries (Argentina, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, and UK). PARTICIPANTS: 2464 pregnant women with at least one high risk factor for pre-eclampsia were randomised between 2011 and 2015 (1144 to the folic acid group and 1157 to the placebo group); 2301 were included in the intention to treat analyses. INTERVENTION: Eligible women were randomised to receive either daily high dose folic acid (four 1.0 mg oral

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2018 BMJ

2. Folic acid

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3. Folic acid supplementation and prevention of chronic kidney disease

Folic acid supplementation and prevention of chronic kidney disease Folic acid supplementation and prevention of chronic kidney disease Toggle navigation Shared more. Cited more. Safe forever. Toggle navigation View Item JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Some features of this site may not work without it. Search MOspace This Collection Browse Statistics Folic acid supplementation and prevention of chronic kidney disease View/ Open Date 2017-09 Format Metadata Abstract Bottom line: Folate (...) supplementation of 0.8 mg daily added to 10 mg enalapril reduced the likelihood of a rapid decline in creatinine clearance in patients with CKD. However, whether these findings would apply to a population that routinely eats a diet fortified with folic acid is not known. These findings may not prompt a change in the care of patients with hypertension in countries that fortify their food supply with folic acid. Review of: Xu X, Qin X, Li Y, Sun D, Wang J, Liang M, et al. Efficacy of folic acid therapy

2018 Evidence Based Practice

4. Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. (PubMed)

Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Importance: Neural tube defects are among the most common major congenital anomalies in the United States and may lead to a range of disabilities or death. Daily folic acid supplementation in the periconceptional period can prevent neural tube defects. However, most women do not receive the recommended daily intake of folate from diet alone. Objective: To update (...) the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age. Evidence Review: In 2009, the USPSTF reviewed the effectiveness of folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age for the prevention of neural tube defects in infants. The current review assessed new evidence on the benefits and harms of folic acid supplementation. Findings: The USPSTF assessed the balance of the benefits and harms of folic acid supplementation

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2017 JAMA

5. Association of neural tube defects and folic acid food fortification in Canada. (PubMed)

Association of neural tube defects and folic acid food fortification in Canada. Many women do not receive folic acid supplements before conception. In response, most of Canada's cereal grain products were being fortified with folic acid by January, 1998, thereby providing an additional 0.1-0.2 mg per day of dietary folate to the Canadian population. We assessed the effect of supplementation on prevalence of open neural tube defects in the province of Ontario. Among 336 963 women who underwent (...) maternal serum screening over 77 months, the prevalence of open neural tube defects declined from 1.13 per 1000 pregnancies before fortification to 0.58 per 1000 pregnancies thereafter (prevalence ratio 0.52, 95% CI 0.40-0.67, p<0.0001). At a population level, folic acid food fortification is associated with a pronounced reduction in open neural tube defects.

2017 Lancet

6. Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication

Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication Final Recommendation Statement: Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication - US Preventive Services Task Force Search USPSTF Website Text size: Assembly version: 1.0.0.308 Last Build: 3/6/2018 4:20:40 PM You are here: Final Recommendation Statement : Final Recommendation Statement Final Recommendation Statement Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication (...) Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. government. They should not be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recommendation Summary Population Recommendation Grade Women who are planning or capable of pregnancy The USPSTF recommends that all women who are planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400 to 800 µg) of folic acid. To read

2017 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

7. Effect of Folic Acid therapy on Homocysteine Level in patients with Atherosclerosis or Buerger’s Disease and in Healthy individuals: A clinical trial (PubMed)

Effect of Folic Acid therapy on Homocysteine Level in patients with Atherosclerosis or Buerger’s Disease and in Healthy individuals: A clinical trial 27957316 2018 11 13 2008-5842 8 10 2016 Oct Electronic physician Electron Physician Effect of Folic Acid therapy on Homocysteine Level in patients with Atherosclerosis or Buerger's Disease and in Healthy individuals: A clinical trial. 3138-3143 Hyperhomocysteinemia is considered a risk factor for atherosclerosis and some other vascular diseases (...) such as Buerger's disease. The aim of this study was to measure the Homocysteine levels in 3 different groups of participants (Buerger's disease, atherosclerosis patients, and healthy cases) and determine the therapeutic effect of folic acid therapy on homocysteine levels for these three groups. This nonrandomized clinical trial study was conducted in the vascular and endovascular surgery research center of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Mashhad, Iran. This interventional study consisted of 44

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2016 Electronic physician

8. The evaluation of serum homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamin B12 in patients complicated with preeclampsia (PubMed)

The evaluation of serum homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamin B12 in patients complicated with preeclampsia 27957303 2018 11 13 2008-5842 8 10 2016 Oct Electronic physician Electron Physician The evaluation of serum homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamin B12 in patients complicated with preeclampsia. 3057-3061 Increased plasma homocysteine may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preeclampsia. The aim of this study was to determine the plasma homocysteine, serum folate, and (...) vitamin B12 levels in preeclamptic pregnant women. This case-control study was conducted in 2016 in Ahwaz on 51 pregnant women with preeclampsia and 51 healthy pregnant women of the same gestational age, who served as controls. The case group also was subdivided into severe and non-severe preeclampsia. Patients' data were collected through a questionnaire and medical records. Serum homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamin B12 were analyzed using chemiluminescent assay. The results were compared between

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2016 Electronic physician

9. Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy on the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease: The Renal Substudy of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial (PubMed)

Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy on the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease: The Renal Substudy of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial 27548766 2016 08 22 2017 05 01 2017 05 01 2168-6114 176 10 2016 Oct 01 JAMA internal medicine JAMA Intern Med Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy on the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease: The Renal Substudy of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial. 1443-1450 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4687 The efficacy of folic acid therapy on renal outcomes has (...) not been previously investigated in populations without folic acid fortification. To test whether treatment with enalapril and folic acid is more effective in slowing renal function decline than enalapril alone across a spectrum of renal function at baseline from normal to moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD) among Chinese adults with hypertension. In this substudy of eligible China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial (CSPPT), 15 104 participants with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 30 mL

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2016 EvidenceUpdates

10. Pre-conception Folic Acid and Multivitamin Supplementation for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Neural Tube Defects and Other Folic Acid-Sensitive Congenital Anomalies

Pre-conception Folic Acid and Multivitamin Supplementation for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Neural Tube Defects and Other Folic Acid-Sensitive Congenital Anomalies DEFINE_ME_WA This site requires Cookies to be enabled to function. Please ensure Cookies are turned on and then re-visit the desired page.

2015 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

11. Efficacy of folic acid therapy in primary prevention of stroke among adults with hypertension in China: the CSPPT randomized clinical trial. (PubMed)

Efficacy of folic acid therapy in primary prevention of stroke among adults with hypertension in China: the CSPPT randomized clinical trial. IMPORTANCE: Uncertainty remains about the efficacy of folic acid therapy for the primary prevention of stroke because of limited and inconsistent data. OBJECTIVE: To test the primary hypothesis that therapy with enalapril and folic acid is more effective in reducing first stroke than enalapril alone among Chinese adults with hypertension. DESIGN, SETTING (...) combination containing enalapril, 10 mg, and folic acid, 0.8 mg (n = 10,348) or a tablet containing enalapril, 10 mg, alone (n = 10,354). MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: The primary outcome was first stroke. Secondary outcomes included first ischemic stroke; first hemorrhagic stroke; MI; a composite of cardiovascular events consisting of cardiovascular death, MI, and stroke; and all-cause death. RESULTS: During a median treatment duration of 4.5 years, compared with the enalapril alone group, the enalapril

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2015 JAMA

12. Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy in Primary Prevention of Stroke Among Adults With Hypertension in China: The CSPPT Randomized Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy in Primary Prevention of Stroke Among Adults With Hypertension in China: The CSPPT Randomized Clinical Trial. 25771069 2015 04 08 2015 06 18 2016 10 17 1538-3598 313 13 2015 Apr 07 JAMA JAMA Efficacy of folic acid therapy in primary prevention of stroke among adults with hypertension in China: the CSPPT randomized clinical trial. 1325-35 10.1001/jama.2015.2274 Uncertainty remains about the efficacy of folic acid therapy for the primary prevention of stroke because (...) of limited and inconsistent data. To test the primary hypothesis that therapy with enalapril and folic acid is more effective in reducing first stroke than enalapril alone among Chinese adults with hypertension. The China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial, a randomized, double-blind clinical trial conducted from May 19, 2008, to August 24, 2013, in 32 communities in Jiangsu and Anhui provinces in China. A total of 20,702 adults with hypertension without history of stroke or myocardial infarction (MI

2015 JAMA

13. Effect of Maternal Multiple Micronutrient vs Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation on Infant Mortality and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Rural Bangladesh: The JiVitA-3 Randomized Trial. (PubMed)

Effect of Maternal Multiple Micronutrient vs Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation on Infant Mortality and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Rural Bangladesh: The JiVitA-3 Randomized Trial. IMPORTANCE: Maternal micronutrient deficiencies may adversely affect fetal and infant health, yet there is insufficient evidence of effects on these outcomes to guide antenatal micronutrient supplementation in South Asia. OBJECTIVE: To assess effects of antenatal multiple micronutrient vs iron-folic acid supplementation (...) ). INTERVENTIONS: Women were provided supplements containing 15 micronutrients or iron-folic acid alone, taken daily from early pregnancy to 12 weeks postpartum. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: The primary outcome was all-cause infant mortality through 6 months (180 days). Prespecified secondary outcomes in this analysis included stillbirth, preterm birth (<37 weeks), and low birth weight (<2500 g). To maintain overall significance of α = .05, a Bonferroni-corrected α = .01 was calculated to evaluate

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2014 JAMA

14. Folic Acid

Folic Acid USE OF FOLIC ACID IN PREGNANCY 0344 892 0909 USE OF FOLIC ACID IN PREGNANCY (Date of issue: August 2013 , Version: 1 ) This is a UKTIS monograph for use by health care professionals. For case-specific advice please contact UKTIS on 0344 892 0909. To report an exposure please download and complete a . Please encourage all women to complete an . A corresponding patient information leaflet on is available at . Summary Folic acid (pteroylglutamic acid/PGA) is a synthetic derivative (...) of the water soluble form of vitamin B9 (also known as folate). It requires metabolism to dihydrofolic acid and then to its biologically active form tetrahydrofolate. Folate is necessary for the normal production of blood cells and DNA. Folic acid is used in the treatment of nutritional megaloblastic anaemias and prophylactically in individuals at risk of deficiency e.g. due to chronic haemolysis or renal dialysis. During pregnancy folate requirements are increased 5 to 10-fold, and pregnant women

2014 UK Teratology Information Service

15. Folic acid and folinic acid for reducing side effects in patients receiving methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis. (PubMed)

Folic acid and folinic acid for reducing side effects in patients receiving methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis. BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is a disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) used as a first line agent for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Pharmacologically, it is classified as an antimetabolite due to its antagonistic effect on folic acid metabolism. Many patients treated with MTX experience mucosal, gastrointestinal, hepatic or haematologic side effects. Supplementation (...) with folic or folinic acid during treatment with MTX may ameliorate these side effects. OBJECTIVES: To identify trials of supplementation with folic acid or folinic acid during MTX therapy for rheumatoid arthritis and to assess the benefits and harms of folic acid and folinic acid (a) in reducing the mucosal, gastrointestinal (GI), hepatic and haematologic side effects of MTX, and (b) whether or not folic or folinic acid supplementation has any effect on MTX benefit. SEARCH METHODS: We originally

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2013 Cochrane

16. Effects of folic acid supplementation on overall and site-specific cancer incidence during the randomised trials: meta-analyses of data on 50 000 individuals

Effects of folic acid supplementation on overall and site-specific cancer incidence during the randomised trials: meta-analyses of data on 50 000 individuals Effects of folic acid supplementation on overall and site-specific cancer incidence during the randomised trials: meta-analyses of data on 50 000 individuals Effects of folic acid supplementation on overall and site-specific cancer incidence during the randomised trials: meta-analyses of data on 50 000 individuals Vollset SE, Clarke R (...) , Lewington S, Ebbing M, Halsey J, Lonn E, Armitage J, Manson JA, Hankey GJ, Spence JD, Galan P, Bonaa KH, Jamison R, Gaziano JM, Guarino P, Baron JA, Logan RF, Giovannucci EL, den Heijer M, Ueland PM, Bennett D, Collins R, Peto R; B-Vitamin Treatment Trialists' Collaboration CRD summary The review concluded that folic acid supplementation did not substantially increase or decrease incidence of site-specific cancer during the first five years of treatment. These conclusions represent a fair reflection

2013 DARE.

17. Association between maternal use of folic acid supplements and risk of autism spectrum disorders in children. (PubMed)

Association between maternal use of folic acid supplements and risk of autism spectrum disorders in children. IMPORTANCE: Prenatal folic acid supplements reduce the risk of neural tube defects in children, but it has not been determined whether they protect against other neurodevelopmental disorders. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between maternal use of prenatal folic acid supplements and subsequent risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) (autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome (...) , pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified [PDD-NOS]) in children. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS: The study sample of 85,176 children was derived from the population-based, prospective Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). The children were born in 2002-2008; by the end of follow-up on March 31, 2012, the age range was 3.3 through 10.2 years (mean, 6.4 years). The exposure of primary interest was use of folic acid from 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after the start of pregnancy

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2013 JAMA

18. Cancer risk with folic acid supplements: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cancer risk with folic acid supplements: a systematic review and meta-analysis Cancer risk with folic acid supplements: a systematic review and meta-analysis Cancer risk with folic acid supplements: a systematic review and meta-analysis Wien TN, Pike E, Wisloff T, Staff A, Smeland S, Klemp M CRD summary The authors concluded that there was a borderline significantly increased risk of cancer, and a moderately significantly increased risk of prostate cancer, with folic acid supplementation (...) , compared with control groups. The limitations of the data mean that the applicability of the results is uncertain, but this was a well-conducted review and the authors' conclusions appear to be reliable. Authors' objectives To investigate whether there was an increased risk of cancer for people taking oral folic acid supplements. Searching The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, DARE, NHS EED, HTA database, and eight other databases were searched, without language restrictions, to January 2011. Search

2013 DARE.

19. Cohort study: Maternal folic acid supplements associated with reduced autism risk in the child

Cohort study: Maternal folic acid supplements associated with reduced autism risk in the child Maternal folic acid supplements associated with reduced autism risk in the child | Evidence-Based Medicine This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword (...) Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Maternal folic acid supplements associated with reduced autism risk in the child Article Text Aetiology Cohort study Maternal folic acid supplements associated with reduced autism risk in the child Rebecca J Schmidt Statistics from Altmetric.com No Altmetric data available for this article. Commentary on: Surén P , Roth C

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2013 Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)

20. The effect of folic acid based homocysteine lowering on cardiovascular events in people with kidney disease: systematic review and meta-analysis

The effect of folic acid based homocysteine lowering on cardiovascular events in people with kidney disease: systematic review and meta-analysis The effect of folic acid based homocysteine lowering on cardiovascular events in people with kidney disease: systematic review and meta-analysis The effect of folic acid based homocysteine lowering on cardiovascular events in people with kidney disease: systematic review and meta-analysis Jardine MJ, Kang A, Zoungas S, Navaneethan SD, Ninomiya T (...) , Nigwekar SU, Gallagher MP, Cass A, Strippoli G, Perkovic V CRD summary The authors concluded that folic acid based homocysteine lowering therapy did not reduce cardiovascular events in people with kidney disease, and should not be used as a preventive treatment. Overall, this was a well-conducted review and the conclusion is likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effect of folic acid based homocysteine lowering on cardiovascular outcomes in people with kidney disease. Searching

2012 DARE.