A vitamin that fends off birth defects

Podolsky, Doug; Mannix, Margaret
September 1992
U.S. News & World Report;9/28/92, Vol. 113 Issue 12, p94
Advises that women of child-bearing age eat more foods rich in folic acid or take supplements of the B vitamin to cut the risk of birth defects. The United States Public Health Service last week stated that this recommendation could halve the rate of spina bifida, a common severe birth defect. Anencephaly could also be halved; US recommended daily allowance (RDA) of 0.4 milligrams of folic acid; The effects of overdosing; More.


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