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Doctor insights on: Can Folic Acid Help You Lose Weight

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does intake of folic acid makes a person gain weight?

Does intake of folic acid makes a person gain weight?

Folic acid: No.Weight loss can be achieved through excellent nutrition focused on low glycemic index foods, consistent exercise and optimising hormonal imbalance.In my practice, it is the correction of hormonal imbalance which often starts the patient achieving success in the other two areas. ...Read more

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Can folic acid pills cause weight gain?

Upon review was: Uanble to find any references to weight gain on Folic Acid - however, it can cause anorexia (lack of appetite). ...Read more

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My daughter, 27 yrs old, has platelets up to 1650 millions, she is 40 kg in weight, her appetite is low.Folic acid 18.8 ng?

That is quite: An elevated platelet count. She needs evaluation for essential thrombocythemia and exam to look at spleen size. She is at risk for both clotting and bleeding. ...Read more

Folic Acid (Definition)

Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Folvite (Definition)

Folvite is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more