HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Folate supplement interacts with malaria treatment in pregnant women

Most health authorities worldwide have recommendations that pregnant women supplement their diet with folate, a B-vitamin, in order to protect against neural tube defects in the baby and possibly reduce the likelihood of anemia in mothers. However until now it has not been clear whether folate supplementation might interact with certain antimalarial drugs which are commonly used to treat and / or prevent malaria infection. In some African countries, folate is commonly given at a higher dose than generally recommended because this dose is more easily available. Annemieke van Eijk, from the University of Amsterdam, and her colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and the Kenya Medical Research Institute, therefore carried out a randomized trial, comparing failure of antimalarial treatment with a drug called sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, in 415 pregnant Kenyan women. The women then received either a low dose of folate, a high dose of folate (currently recommended in Kenya for pregnant women), or placebo tablets. In the trial, women receiving the higher dose of folate were approximately twice as likely to fail treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine than women receiving the low dose, or placebo.


'"/>

Contact: Sarah Clark
sclark@plos.org
Public Library of Science
19-Oct-2006


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Folate and B12 may influence cognition in seniors
2. Taking a supplement of glycine helps prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis or osteoporosis
3. Negative effects of plastics additive blocked by nutrient supplements
4. Dietary calcium is better than supplements at protecting bone health
5. Popular herbal supplement hinders the growth of pancreatic cancer cells
6. UC Davis study finds high arsenic levels in herbal kelp supplements
7. Think herbal supplements are safe? Think again, book by Saint Louis University doctor says
8. Zinc supplementation found to reduce mortality in older children
9. A dietary supplement protects the lives of farm shrimp
10. Weight-loss supplement shows good and bad traits
11. NIH holds state-of-the-science conference on multivitamin/mineral supplements, May 15 - 17, 2006

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/21/2020)... ... August 18, 2020 , ... Sentien Biotechnologies, Inc., a ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s Investigational New Drug ... of severe COVID-19. Approval of this IND allows Sentien to initiate a Phase ...
(Date:8/12/2020)... SEATTLE (PRWEB) , ... August 12, 2020 , ... ... tracking and monitoring systems that are ideal for public health agencies of all ... containing contagious diseases and helping at-risk individuals find appropriate health care, Mosio helps ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... Md. (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2020 , ... ... Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract awarded by the Joint Science & Technology ... of this project is to develop, optimize, and scale-up a highly efficient mammalian ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 09, 2020 , ... In most research using ... suppress pigment formation in zebrafish embryos, maintaining optical transparency to facilitate microscopic imaging. ... has been using the zebrafish model to investigate the causes of leukaemia and ...
(Date:7/7/2020)... ... 06, 2020 , ... R3 International is now offering stem cell therapy for ... cells. Depending on the patient's condition, treatment may be offered IV, intrathecal or with ... form of Alzheimers dementia, and the incidence continues to increase as individuals live longer. ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... June 29, 2020 , ... ... date growth of 40% in 2020, despite many obstacles created as a result ... to increase revenue for its partnered medical practices and medical manufacturers by expanding ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... , ... June 30, 2020 ... ... tissue data insights, today announced that the launch of a new ... with data about the tumor microenvironment (TME). , “Flagship’s TissueInsight is a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: