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 Francisco A. R. Garc{\'i}a and A. Kemper and A. Krist and A. Kurth and C. 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}
}
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… Expand
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