Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 7th, 2002
The decrease indicates the success of the Public Health Service's recommendations released in 1992 urging women to increase their levels of folic acid intake prior to becoming pregnant.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, published in the journal Teratology and an updated primary topic of discussion at the CDC's National Conference on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, reflects new and significant decreases in the prevalence of spina bifida and anencephaly, both neural tube defects that affect a baby's brain and...
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