Session 1: Public health nutrition. Folic acid food fortification: the Irish experience.

@article{Flynn2008Session1P,
  title={Session 1: Public health nutrition. Folic acid food fortification: the Irish experience.},
  author={Mary A. T. Flynn and Wayne A. Anderson and Sarah J. Burke and Aandrew Reilly},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={
          381-9
        }
}
Adequate intake of folic acid by women during very early pregnancy can markedly reduce risk of the development of neural-tube defects (NTD). The effectiveness of advice to women to take folic acid supplements is limited, mainly because 50% of pregnancies are unplanned. However, mandatory folic acid food fortification programmes in North America have been very successful in reducing NTD rates. In Ireland higher rates of pregnancies are affected by NTD and the option of termination is illegal… CONTINUE READING

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