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Folic Acid Fortification Reduces Birth Defects

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Fortifying the U.S. food supply with the B vitamin folic acid has helped to decrease the number of birth defects known as neural tube defects (NTDs) since it became mandatory to do so, new research suggests. According to a study appearing in the June 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, there has been a 19 percent decrease in NTDs since mandatory fortification began.

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