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  Can folic acid deficiency develop over weeks or months?

Can folic acid deficiency develop over weeks or months?

In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about folic acid deficiency. He confirms that the folic acid deficiency can be over weeks and months. The body stores only 5 to 10 mg of folic acid and the daily requirement of folic acid is 400 mcg. He will discuss a formula for folic acid deficiency: 200 mcg or 2 mg is equivalent to 400 mcg received from food. Oral supplements can treat folic acid deficiency quickly.