Spina bifida and anencephaly before and after folic acid mandate--United States, 1995-1996 and 1999-2000.

@article{2004SpinaBA,
  title={Spina bifida and anencephaly before and after folic acid mandate--United States, 1995-1996 and 1999-2000.},
  author={},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 17},
  pages={362-5}
}
  • Published 2004 in MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are serious birth defects of the spine (e.g., spina bifida) and the brain (e.g., anencephaly) that occur during early pregnancy, often before a woman knows she is pregnant; 50%-70% of these defects can be prevented if a woman consumes sufficient folic acid daily before conception and throughout the first trimester of her pregnancy. In 1992, to reduce the number of cases of spina bifida and other NTDs, the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) recommended that all women… CONTINUE READING

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Recommendations for the use of folic acid to reduce the number of cases of spina bifida and other neural tube defects

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