Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 27th, 2003
The U.S. Public Health Service recommends multivitamins or another daily supplement that contains folic acid for all women who may become pregnant. Folic acid has been shown to reduce the occurrence of neural tube defects, which affect about 4,000 pregnancies and 2,500 to 3,000 births in the United States each year.
"But most women of childbearing age in the United States do not take a vitamin containing folic acid regularly," say Jean...
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