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China is one of counties with a high incidence of birth defects (including neural tube defects), the total number of children born with congenital disability each year accounts for about 4% to 6 % of the total population. To this end, the Government of China has established the date of September 12 each year as Preventing Birth Defects Day  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pointed out that, if the female insists on taking the recommended daily dose of folacin at least one month before conception and in the first three months of pregnancy, it will be able to reduce the risk of neural tube defects for baby by 50 % ~ 70%. Function II of folacin: it may also help reduce the risk of the baby being with other types of birth defects, such as cleft lip and palate and certain type of heart defects. One study by Reproductive Health Institute of Beijing University, China showed that, just taking folacin supplements can not only be effective in preventing neural tube defects, but also reduce occurrence of 15% of major neonatal surface deformity, 30% of cleft lip and palate and 35% of congenital heart disease, thereby reducing the neonatal mortality rate by 20%. Function III of folacin: to prevent pregnant women being with anemia, as the body of pregnant women needs folacin to produce normal red blood cells. In China, according to the results of 2004 China National Nutrition and Health Survey, the anemia prevalence among the childbearing-age women was 20.6%. Insufficient intake of folacin also may cause you with anemia. It also highlights the urgent need for folacin. Function IV of folacin: it is very critical for both DNA and the basic structure of the cell. Therefore, intaking plenty of folic acid is particularly important for the rapid growth of the placenta and the baby. Function V of folacin: taking a multiplex vitamin containing folacin may reduce the risk of pregnant women suffering from toxemia of pregnancy. Hazards due to lack of folic acid are shown as below: Lack of folacin for human body will exhibit a variety of ailments, mainly such performance as megaloblastic anemia, tongue swelling and pain, listlessness, fatigue, forgetfulness, insomnia, poor growth and development of children and the like; especially for pregnant women, folacin deficiency can cause miscarriage, fetal neural tube defects (spina bifida, brain missing); inadequate folacin intake can cause the pathogenic factors for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

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It is required child-bearing-aged women during 3 months before planned pregnancy, gestation through to suckling period and frequently drinking crowds to intake folacin, if appropriate.

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