Folic acid supplements in pregnancy and severe language delay in children

Christine Roth, Per Magnus, Synnve Schjølberg, Camilla Stoltenberg, Pål Surén, Ian W McKeague, George Davey Smith, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ezra Susser

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Prenatal folic acid supplements reduce the risk of neural tube defects and may have beneficial effects on other aspects of neurodevelopment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1566-1573
Number of pages8
JournalJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2011


  • Adult
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Folic Acid
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Language Development Disorders
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Norway
  • Odds Ratio
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
  • Prospective Studies
  • Regression Analysis
  • Risk
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Young Adult


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