folic acid

Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread
Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid (in Australia) and iodine (in Australia and New Zealand) was introduced in 2009 to address two important public health issues: to reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects (serious birth defects such as ... Read More »

Not being able to metabolize folic acid can lead to birth defects
Not being able to metabolize folic acid can lead to birth defects (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It has been known for several decades that folic acid supplementation dramatically reduces the incidence of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida and anencephaly, which are among the most common birth defects. In some populations, folic acid supplementation has ... Read More »

Breastfeeding study finds need for iodine
Breastfeeding study finds need for iodine (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study involving researchers from Murdoch University, Curtin and Flinders universities has examined the use of nutritional supplements by pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and found potential deficiencies for babies – most notably in iodine. Dr Mi Kyung Lee, a senior ... Read More »

 
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