We have known for along time the benefits of folic acid in preventing neural tube defects (e.g. spinabifida, anencephaly).  Now the Journal of American Medical Association states, “The results of this study reinforce the importance offolate for women in their childbearing years,” said DuaneAlexander, director of the NICHD. “Not only doestaking folic acid before conception prevent the devastatingform of birth defects known as neural tube defects, but italso appears to lower the risk of early miscarriage.”

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Read a great summary of all this here.

Article in Journal of American Medical Association.