Study ties dietary folic acid to higher grades in school

07/11/2011 | Reuters

Researchers from Orebro University Hospital in Sweden said a small study of 15-year-olds showed those who ate a diet high in folic acid got better grades in school. Nutrition researcher Deborah O'Connor, commenting on the study in the journal Pediatrics, said there is not a high rate of folic acid deficiency in the U.S. "If you're already sufficient, there is not a lot of evidence that taking more supplements will help," she said.

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