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Bread is fortified with folic acid in Hungary

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7360.391 (Published 17 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:391
  1. Andrew E Czeizel, doctor,
  2. Mihály Kökény, state secretary
  1. Foundation for the Community Control of Hereditary Diseases, Budapest 1148, Hungary
  2. Health and Social Ministry, Budapest 1051

    EDITOR—The European governments were criticised by Oakley for failing to mandate the universal fortification of flour with folic acid, a public health action that can prevent neural tube defects and other congenital abnormalities in fetuses, as well as cardiovascular disorders in adults, including elderly people. 1 2 However, we would like to remind Oakley and the readers of the BMJthat a bread fortification programme was launched in Hungary in August 1998. …

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