Monday, September 27, 2010

Vitamin 'may help prevent' spina bifida

Vitamin 'may help prevent' spina bifida
By Eleanor Bradford, Health Correspondent
BBC Scotland
Sept 9, 2010

Scientists have begun a study to determine if an everyday vitamin supplement could help prevent one of Britain's most common birth defects.

Every year about 100 children in the UK are born with spina bifida and other neural tube defects.

Prospective mothers are advised to take folic acid as a way of preventing the condition. Link to article

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