Monday, 24 February 2014

Folate

Folate

Folate, or folic acid in its synthetic form, is vital to your body's ability to produce DNA, RNA and new cells throughout your body. In a 2007 study, a team headed by Jane Durga at Wageningen University in Wageningen, Netherlands studied the effects of folate intake on age-related hearing loss. While this common condition may seem an inevitable side-effect of aging, these researchers found that people who take folate supplements are less likely to experience hearing loss as they age. Commonly found in fortified breakfast cereals, folate is also prominent in liver, spinach, asparagus and broccoli

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