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Folic Acid

Should we follow the Americans?

They have fortified  food with Folic Acid and seen a large reduction in Neural Tube Defects, such as Spina Bifida.

Europe has tried to recommend women take it when trying to conceive. This has failed to reduce the risk. As Folic Acid has to be taken in the first few weeks after conception, I think the Americans are right. In the bread perhaps?

BMJ 2015;351:h5949

By Dr Iqbal Malik

Posted on 01 March 2016
Author: LCC
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