Folate deficiency

Folate deficiency is a low level of folate (not to be confused with the related synthetic compound, folic acid) in the body. Also known as vitamin B9, it is involved in adenosine, guanine, and thymidine synthesis (part of DNA synthesis). Signs of folate deficiency are often subtle. Anemia is a late finding in folate deficiency. Folate deficiency a...
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Folate Deficiency

A condition in which an individual is lacking folic acid in the blood. It is critical that pregnant women consume adequate amounts of folic acid because women that do not are more likely to give birth to low birth weight and premature infants, and infants with neural tube defects. Signs of folate deficiency include weakness, sore tongue, headache.....
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