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Folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.
Ann Intern Med 2009; 150(9):626-31AIM

Abstract

DESCRIPTION

In 1996, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that all women planning or capable of pregnancy take a multivitamin supplement containing folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects. This recommendation is an update of the 1996 USPSTF recommendation.

METHODS

The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age published since the 1996 USPSTF recommendation. The USPSTF did not review the evidence on folic acid food fortification, counseling to increase dietary intake, or screening for neural tube defects.

RECOMMENDATION

The USPSTF recommends that all women planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400 to 800 microg) of folic acid. (Grade A recommendation).

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Practice Guideline
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19414842

Citation

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. "Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement." Annals of Internal Medicine, vol. 150, no. 9, 2009, pp. 626-31.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(9):626-31.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2009). Folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Annals of Internal Medicine, 150(9), pp. 626-31.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Ann Intern Med. 2009 May 5;150(9):626-31. PubMed PMID: 19414842.
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