Studies related to Depression and Folic Acid

Folate For Depressive Disorders

Effect Decrease
Values 2.65-point reduction in HDRS (95% CI: 0.38 - 4.93), NNT for 50% reduction on HDRS: 5 (95% CI: 4 - 33)
Trial Design Meta analysis
Trial Length n/a
Number of Subjects 3
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
A meta-analysis was conducted on studies using folic acid supplementation in regards to depression. While there were only three studies they appeared to show a potentially promising role; the effect was minor, possibly playing a role as an adjuvant, and seemed to affect women primarily.

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