A vitamin of the B complex, found especially in leafy green vegetables, liver, and kidney. Also called pteroylglutamic acid, vitamin M.
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- Dietary sources of folic acid include green leafy vegetables, breakfast cereals and bread.
- In people with vitamin B - 12 deficiency, giving folic acid does much more than mask any anaemia.
- When stored in the liver or ingested folic acid exists in a polyglutamate form.
1940s: folic from Latin folium 'leaf' + -ic.
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- These heart-healthy nutrients include magnesium, folate, vitamin E, copper, arginine and fiber.
- It has been shown that supplementation with these vitamins, especially folate, can lower homocysteine levels.
- Choline, folate, and methionine are the body's primary sources of methyl groups.
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