Nafisa Javadji, Department of Neuroscience

Folic acid is a vitamin that we mostly get from our diet. Although the importance of folic acid in the pre-natal period for the developing fetus is well-known, its other functions are not. In the brain, folic acid plays an important role in development, as well as normal and disease function. Recent studies have shown that reduced levels of folic acid may be associated with increased risk of stroke. Implications of folic acid deficiencies in brain function during both normal and disease will be discussed.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in
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