How is folic acid deficiency prevented?

Updated: Sep 14, 2018
  • Author: Katherine Coffey-Vega, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Patients whose folic acid deficiency is related to dietary factors should be counseled to include green vegetables and fruit in their diet.

Prophylactic treatment of pregnant patients and patients with chronic hemolytic anemias can prevent folic acid deficiency due to the increased requirement for folate in these conditions.


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