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    Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia: Causes

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    Folic acid is one of the B vitamins. It helps produce red blood cells. Low levels of folic acid (also called folate) in the body decrease production of red blood cells and cause folic acid deficiency anemia.

    Causes of folic acid deficiency anemia include:

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