Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

@article{BibbinsDomingo2017FolicAS,
  title={Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement},
  author={K. Bibbins-Domingo and D. Grossman and S. Curry and K. Davidson and J. Epling and F. Garcia and A. Kemper and A. Krist and A. Kurth and C. S. Landefeld and C. Mangione and W. Phillips and M. Phipps and M. Pignone and M. Silverstein and Chien-Wen Tseng},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2017},
  volume={317},
  pages={183–189}
}
  • K. Bibbins-Domingo, D. Grossman, +13 authors Chien-Wen Tseng
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • Importance Neural tube defects are among the most common major congenital anomalies in the United States and may lead to a range of disabilities or death. Daily folic acid supplementation in the periconceptional period can prevent neural tube defects. However, most women do not receive the recommended daily intake of folate from diet alone. Objective To update the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age. Evidence… CONTINUE READING

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    INTERVENTIONAL CLINICAL TRIAL
    Folic acid supplementation has been recommended for prevention of neural tube defects in pregnancy when taken periconceptionally up to 12 weeks of gestation. A daily dose of 0.4mg… Expand
    ConditionsFolic Acid Deficiency Anemia, Thalassemia
    InterventionDietary Supplement

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