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Girls should be taught at school about importance of folic acid

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:974
  1. Jennifer Wild,
  2. Christopher J Schorah,
  3. Karen Maude,
  4. Malcolm I Levene
  1. Senior project officer Senior lecturer Medical student Professor of paediatrics School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9NS

    EDITOR,—Last year the Health Education Authority announced that it would be mounting a pounds sterling2.3 million public information campaign, funded by the government, to encourage women to increase their intake of folic acid before conception and during early pregnancy. The campaign aimed at health professionals started last year and the campaign aimed at the general public started this year.1 This is four years after an expert advisory group recommended that a major education programme should be set …

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