Folic Acid Conference

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Organised by the Royal Society of Medicine, this conference focused on folic acid fortification and preconception care. Prof Wald presented the scientific basis for increasing folic acid consumption immediately before and after pregnancy; he strongly supports the fortification of flour and grains with folic acid and at a level that would achieve a significant effect in preventing neural tube defects. Throughout his presentation he highlighted the importance and urgency for Britain to introduce mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid. His views are strongly supported by the scientific community.

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