Not all cases of neural-tube defect can be prevented by increasing the intake of folic acid.

@article{Heseker2009NotAC,
  title={Not all cases of neural-tube defect can be prevented by increasing the intake of folic acid.},
  author={Helmut B Heseker and Joel B. Mason and Jacob S Selhub and Irwin H. Rosenberg and Paul F Jacques},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={173-80}
}
Some countries have introduced mandatory folic acid fortification, whereas others support periconceptional supplementation of women in childbearing age. Several European countries are considering whether to adopt a fortification policy. Projections of the possible beneficial effects of increased folic acid intake assume that the measure will result in a considerable reduction in neural-tube defects (NTD) in the target population. Therefore, the objective of the present study is to evaluate the… CONTINUE READING
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