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Folic acid may protect against congenital heart defects

August 30, 2016

Foods fortified with folic acid decrease rates of some types of congenital heart defects in Canada, finds new research published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. The risk of the most common type of congenital heart disease could be reduced with foods fortified with folic acid. Folic acid is a B

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Folic acid fortified food linked to decline in congenital heart defects

August 29, 2016

Public Release: 29-Aug-2016 American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

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Study Of Birth Defects, Folic Acid In Foods Finds More Questions Than Answers

May 20, 2016

Stanford University Press ReleaseAdding folic acid to foods like cereal and bread — long considered one of the most successful public health interventions to prevent birth defects — may be a less effective strategy than once thought, according to a provocative new study from Stanford University.In 1998, the U.S. Food

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Vitamin B8 could prevent spina bifida, study finds

February 5, 2016

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Folic acid in flour action call to tackle birth defects

January 22, 2016

Image copyright PAWelsh ministers are urging the UK government to approve the adding of folic acid to flour to reduce birth defects such as spina bifida. Scotland is considering the move amid frustration at delays

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Scotland could add folic acid to flour

January 22, 2016

Image copyright ThinkstockScotland is considering whether to add folic acid to flour as concern mounts that there could be an increase in birth defects while the Westminster government delays a decision. Any move by Scotland

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78 countries fortify flour with folic acid

December 18, 2015

78 countries fortify flour with folic acid "UK experts are backing the call for flour

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Thousands of UK birth defects 'caused by failure to fortify flour with folic acid'

December 18, 2015

The UK should follow in the footsteps of the US when it comes to fortifying flour with folic acid, according to a new study, which claims failure to do so has caused more than 2,000 avoidable cases of neural tube defects among offspring in the UK between 1998-2012.Not fortifying flour

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Folic acid to fortify flour 'would cut birth defects'

December 18, 2015

Image copyright ThinkstockUK experts are backing the call for flour to be fortified with folic acid - a move which they say would have prevented around 2,000 cases of serious birth defects since 1998. The

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Thousands of babies suffer birth defects due to 'failure to add folic acid to bread'

December 18, 2015

THE GOVERNMENT is to blame for thousands of British babies suffering birth defects, researchers reveal.

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Failure to fortify flour is causing more disability than thalidomide scandal, warn researchers

December 17, 2015

The government has been dragging its feet over folic acid supplementation even though it could prevent 150 babies being disabled each year .newGigyaShare { display: none !important; }

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UK failure to fortify flour with folic acid has caused 2000+ cases of neural tube defect

December 17, 2015

UK should follow lead of 78 other countries, to curb toll of associated deaths and disability, say researchers The UK's failure to fortify flour with folic acid has caused around 2000 avoidable cases of neural

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Adding folic acid to bread and flour would save hundreds of babies, say health experts

November 24, 2015

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition is calling for folic acid to be added to bread and flour .newGigyaShare { display: none !important; }

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