Letters Folic acid fortification

Clarify the neurological risks

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39275.976817.BE (Published 26 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:171
  1. Edward Reynolds, consultant neurologist
  1. Institute of Epileptology, King's College, Denmark Hill Campus, London SE5 6PJ
  1. reynolds{at}buckles.u-net.com

    The head to head between Wald and Oakley and Hubner et al mainly focused on possible risks of cancer associated with folic acid fortification.1 2 However, there are also neurological risks from fortification.3

    It is unwise of Wald and Oakley to dismiss as unscientific so many reports between 1945 and 1950 of the harmful effects of folic …

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