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UK report recommends fortification of flour with folate

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7528.1292-a (Published 01 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1292
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    A UK draft report has recommended introducing mandatory fortification of flour with folate to prevent the development of neural tube defects in fetuses during pregnancy. It also calls for better efforts to monitor and treat vitamin B-12 deficiency in elderly people, because if fortification is introduced a high intake of folate can mask the symptoms …

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