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Depression in pregnant women is associated with low folate levels

from Medical Xpress

A study of women in Singapore has revealed a possible link between depression in mid-to-late pregnancy and levels of folate, also known as folic acid or vitamin B9. "Depression affects as many as 12 percent of women during pregnancy and 7 percent just after birth," explains study leader Mary Chong of the A*STAR Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences. "We were keen to find out if nutrition during pregnancy could play a role in optimizing a mother's mental health, and in this study we focused on folate and vitamin B12." more

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