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Folic Acid To Be Added to UK Flour in Effort to Reduce Birth Defects

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Medical groups and health charities in the U.K. are applauding a government decision to mandate folic acid fortification in all flour sold in the U.K. They believe the effort is a positive step toward reducing the number of babies born with serious birth defects like spina bifida and anencephaly, as supplementation has been an inadequate means of doing this. Mandatory fortification already occurs in 80 other countries, including the U.S., The Guardian reports. I suppose this is all well...

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