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Neural tube defects fall by almost a half in Canada after folate added to flour

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.335.7611.120-a (Published 19 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:120

In November 1998, the Canadian authorities introduced mandatory fortification of many cereal products with folic acid. They aimed to increase intake of folic acid by 30-70% in women of childbearing age and reduce the incidence of neural tube defects. It worked …

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