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Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children’s pesticide-related autism risk. In the study, children whose mothers took 800 or more micrograms of folic acid (the amount in most prenatal vitamins) had a significantly lower risk of developing autism […]

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Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy

Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that people who eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more bacterial diversity in the gut, which promotes better overall health. New research suggests that foods rich in omega-3, such as fish, garlic, nuts, and flaxseed oil, may help to keep our guts healthy. Omega-3 […]