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Folic acid (folate)

Folic acid, or folate, is a type of vitamin B (there are eight total). Folic acid is primarily responsible for cell growth in the body, ensuring that new, healthy cells are produced.

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Can folic acid supplements help if you don't get enough veggies?

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 Latest answer by Dec 5, 2011 Jennifer Birge, registered dietitian

What does a high level of folate indicate?

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 Latest answer by Sep 21, 2011 Nicole Kerneen-Fasules, registered dietitian