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Comparative Assessment of Vitamin-B12, Folic Acid and Homocysteine Levels in Relation to p53 Expression in Megaloblastic Anemia

Megaloblastic anemia (MBA), also known as macrocytic anemia, is characterized by decreased number of RBCs as well as the presence of unusually large, abnormal and poorly developed erythrocytes (megaloblasts), which fail to…

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Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid Improve Gross Motor and Problem-Solving Skills in Young North Indian Children

Poor vitamin B12 status is common among young children in many low- to middle-income countries (LMIC). Deficiency in vitamin B12 has been associated with decreased cognitive performance among elderly, and case studies in infants show that severe…

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Individual and Facility-Level Determinants of Iron and Folic Acid Receipt and Adequate Consumption among Pregnant Women in Rural Bihar, India

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 56 million pregnant women (42%) globally are anemic[1], the majority of whom live in resource poor settings[2]. The largest number of individuals affected (18.1 million) live in South-East Asia[1]. In Bihar, India, the anemia prevalence is even higher, affecting…

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Adequately Diversified Dietary Intake and Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation during Pregnancy Is Associated with Reduced Occurrence of Symptoms Suggestive of Pre-Eclampsia or Eclampsia in Indian Women

Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-induced hypertensive disorder characterized by high blood pressure and proteinuria, i.e. elevated levels of protein in the urine (used to distinguish pre-eclampsia from gestational hypertension), after the 20th week of pregnancy [1]. Eclampsia is defined as the occurrence of generalized seizures/convulsions and/or unexplained coma during pregnancy or the…

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