[Folic acid fortification of bread recommendable].Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2008 Jul 12; 152(28):1568.NT
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.