A narrative review investigating the benefits and risks of high-dose folic acid for women with pre-existing diabetes in periconception concludes doses of 4mg folate a day or 5mg every second day are warranted, taking individualised needs into consideration.
A majority of poor women in urban areas are still at risk of folic acid and folate deficiency, even with government-sanctioned mandatory fortifications, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
A study of more than 400 Swedish women has found that folate
deficiency was associated with a 50 per cent increase in risk of
early miscarriage. Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in
Stockholm, Sweden, also found that high folate...