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Folic Acid Supplementation to Prevent Neural Tube Defects
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Many women of child-bearing age now take folic acid supplements of 400 ╡g per day to prevent neural tube defects in their offspring (Medical Letter 1998; 40:75). An FDA advisory committee has recommended development of a combination tablet containing an oral contraceptive and 400 ╡g of folic acid. A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested that folic acid doses should be higher (NJ Wald, N Engl J Med 2004; 350:101). ... more
     
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