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JAN 18, 2013 - Futurity

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Team finds loophole in folic acid protection

U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) — A missing enzyme could explain why folic acid supplements don’t always prevent neural tube defects in developing embryos.It has been known for several decades that folic acid supplementation dramatically reduces the incidence of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida and anencephaly, which are among the most common birth defects. In some populations, folic acid supplementation has decreased neural tube defects by as much as 70 percent. However, scientists still do not fully understand how folic acid decreases neural tube defects, or why folic acid ... Read More

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