Changes in frequencies of select congenital anomalies since the onset of folic acid fortification in a Canadian birth defect registry.

@article{Godwin2008ChangesIF,
  title={Changes in frequencies of select congenital anomalies since the onset of folic acid fortification in a Canadian birth defect registry.},
  author={Kimberly A Godwin and Barbara Sibbald and Tanya Bedard and Boris Kuzeljevic and Robert Brian Lowry and Laura Arbour},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={
          271-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Fortification of grain products with folic acid has been shown to significantly reduce the occurrence of neural tube defects (NTDs) in Canada and elsewhere. However, the impact on non-NTD anomalies has not been well studied. METHODS Using the Alberta Congenital Anomalies Surveillance System (ACASS), we examined changes in occurrence of select congenital anomalies where folic acid supplementation with multivitamins had previously been suggested to have an effect. Anomalies… CONTINUE READING

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