Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 6th, 2005
The UDOH and a University of Utah professor attribute the decline to more women taking folic acid supplements before pregnancy, ongoing public education programs, and the addition of folic acid to food products.
In 1992, nearly 12 of every 10,000 Utah babies were born with a neural tube defect (NTD). The rate dropped to 5.2 in 2003, meaning about 30-35 babies are healthy who otherwise may have been born with a serious NTD such as...
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