[Folic acid fortification of bread recommendable].
Folic acid supplementation was recommended in the Netherlands after it had been demonstrated that periconceptional use of folic acid protected against foetal neural tube defects; this recommendation led to a slight decrease in prevalence only. According to the Dutch Health Council, fortification of bread should now be considered. Policy-making is complicated by uncertainties regarding potential side effects, such as adverse effects in children, for which scientific evidence is lacking however.
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MeSHDose-Response Relationship, Drug
Folic Acid Deficiency
Neural Tube Defects
Vitamin B Complex
Pub Type(s)English Abstract