Best Evidence Yet that Folic Acid Fortification Reduces Neural-Tube Defects

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Best Evidence Yet that Folic Acid Fortification Reduces Neural-Tube Defects
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Philippe De Wals
Philippe De Wals

REFERENCE: N Engl J Med 2007;357:135-42
PHILIPPE DE WALS, Laval University, Quebec
Compulsory food fortification with folic acid has been given new impetus following findings from a Canadian study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Fifty per cent fewer neural–tube defects were detected in the Canadian population after compulsory fortification of cereals as compared with before. Nicola Solomon spoke to Philippe De Wals to get details about his group’s study.

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