CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published a new study looking at how many serious birth defects of the brain and spine, called neural tube defects (NTDs), have been prevented each year since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required that all enriched grain products be fortified with folic acid. Using data from birth defects tracking systems, researchers found that about 1,300 babies are born each year without an NTD who might otherwise have been affected. Folic acid fortification is an important way to help prevent NTDs. Unfortunately, even with folic acid fortification, not all women of reproductive age are getting the recommended amount of folic acid. This puts them at risk for a pregnancy affected by an NTD. Additional public health interventions targeting these women could help reduce the number of babies born each year with an NTD.
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