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We read a lot here at Eat for You. You will find the scientific literature, books, websites and any other sources that we use to form our catalogue of wisdom for you to peruse below. If you think there is a reference missing, or you’ve read something that you think we would enjoy, please let us know

These are the papers that have influenced our perspective on folate and folic acid.

Barua S, Kuizon S, Junaid MA 2014 Folic acid supplementation in pregnancy and implications in health and disease. J Biomed Sci 21:77

Hilder L 2016 Report: Neural Tube Defects in Australia, 2007–2011: Before and after implementation of the mandatory folic acid fortification standard. National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, University of New South Wales

Kim YI 2007, Folate and colorectal cancer: an evidence-based critical review Mol Nutr Food Res. 51:267–92

Kok DE, Steegenga WT, Smid EJ, Zoetendal EG, Ulrich CM, Kampman E 2018 Bacterial folate biosynthesis and colorectal cancer risk: more than just a gut feeling. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. Dec 3:1-13

Li Q, et al 2019 High-Dose Folic Acid Supplement Use From Prepregnancy Through Mid-pregnancy Is Associated With Increased Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Prospective Cohort Study. Diabetes Care 42(7): e113-e115

Ly A, Hoyt L, Crowell J, Kim YI 2012 Folate and DNA Methylation, Antioxidants and Redox Signaling 17(2):302-326

Moussa HN, Nasab SH, Haider ZA, Blackwell SC, Sibai BM 2016 Folic acid supplementation: what is new? Fetal, obstetric, long-term benefits and risks, Future Sci OA 2(2): FSO116

Obeid R, Holzgreve W and PietrzikJ K. 2013 Is 5-methyltetrahydrofolate an alternative to folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects? Perinat. Med. 41(5): 469–483

Rosenberg IH, Selhub J 2018 Assessing all the evidence for risks and benefits of folic acid fortification and supplementation in Food fortification in a globalised world. 

Valera-Gran D, Navarrete-Munoz EM, et al. 2017 Effect of maternal high dosages of folic acid supplements on neurocognitive development in children at 4-5 y of age: the prospective birth cohort Infancia y Medio Ambiente (INMA) study. Am J Clin Nutr;106:878-87

Ward, NJ 2011 Commentary: A brief history of folic acid in the prevention of neural tube defects, Int J Epidemiology 40:1154-1165

Wiens D, DeSoto CM 2017 Is high folic acid intake a risk factor for autism? - A review. Brain Sci 7(11):149

Whitney E, Rolfes, SR, Crowe T, Walsh A 2019 Understanding Nutrition, 4th Edition, Cengage.

Australian and New Zealand Nutrient Reference Values for folate -

Folate content in foods derived from Food Standards Australia New Zealand (2019). Australian Food Composition Database – Release 1. Canberra: FSANZ. Available at

RANZCOG Vitamin and  Mineral Supplementation Guidelines for Pregnancy -,-Amended-May-2015_1.pdf?ext=.pdf (currently under review)

Australian Health Survey -

These are the papers that have influenced our perspective on nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

Bustos M, Venkataramanan R, Caritis S 2017 Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy - what’s new? Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and clinical;202:62-72

Ensiyeh J, Sakineh M-A C 2009 Comparing ginger and vitamin B6 for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial. Midwifery; 25:649-653

Festin M 2014 Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Clinical evidence; 03:1405

Hinker SN, Mumford SL et al. 2016 Association of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy with pregnancy loss. A secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Internal Med.;176(11):1621-1627

Horn CC 2008 Why is the neurobiology of nausea and vomiting so important? Appetite; 50(203): 430-434

Lete I, Allure J 2016 The effectiveness of ginger in the prevention of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy and chemotherapy. Integrative medicine insights; 11:11-17

Lee NM, Saha S 2011 Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Gastroenterol Clin North Am; 40(2):309-vii

Matthews A, Haas DM, O’Mathuna DP, Dowswell T 2015 Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 9, Art. No.: CD007575

Shearman PW, Flaxman SM 2002 Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy in an evolutionary perspective. Am J Ob Gyn; 186(5):S190-S197

Stanisiere J, Mousset P-V, Lafay S. 2018 How safe is ginger rhizome for decreasing nausea and vomiting in women during early pregnancy. Foods;7,50

Tan A, Lowe S, Henry A 2018 Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: Effects on quality of life and day-to-day function. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol; 58:278-290

Thomson M, Corbin R, Leung L 2014 Effects of Ginger for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: a meta analysis. JABFM; 27(1):115-122

Viljoen E, Visser J, Koen N, Musekiwa A 2014 A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of ginger in the treatment of pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting. Nutrition Journal 13:20

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