Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Walk your way to better brain health > Health-in-Motion 24 October 2016 Pregnant women are well aware of the benefits of folic acid supplements Pregnant women are well aware of the benefits of folic acid supplements, but did you know that this B vitamin may have positive health effects for the general population, too? New research based on a large amount of data shows that the consumption of food that has been artificially fortified with folic acid has lead to a significant reduction in the rates of various types of congenital heart disease in Canada. In 1998, the Canadian government made it mandatory for folic acid to be added to flour, enriched pasta and cornmeal. 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X The cricket coach searching for our next black superstar 45 minutes ago Partner content More: Daily Dose: Walk your way to better brain healthHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 3 causes of a burst eardrum Medical Early treatment gets better results for rheumatoid arthritis Diet and nutrition 'Spare tyre' increases risk of early death Medical Scientists find DNA link between early puberty and cancer Medical Blood test may gauge death risk after surgery Medical Common nutrient increases blood clotting risk From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.