Happy National Folic Acid Awareness Week! Most women of childbearing age have heard of folic acid: it's one of the first terms bandied about when women start talking about having children, but not everyone knows why it's so crucial to the health of the developing baby.
What's your folic acid IQ? Do you know how much to take and when, and why the B vitamin is so important? Take the following quiz and increase your awareness.
What's the Deal With Folic Acid?
When should women begin taking folic acid?
What's the recommended dose of folic acid per day for women of childbearing age?
True or false: it's possible to get the recommended dose of folic acid from food alone.
Taking folic acid is instrumental in protecting against which of the following birth defects?
Taking folic acid before pregnancy reduces the risk of birth defects of the brain and spine, called neural tube defects (NTDs), by up to __ percent.