Women's compliance with current folic acid recommendations and achievement of optimal vitamin status for preventing neural tube defects.

B McNulty, K Pentieva, B Marshall, Mary Ward, AM Molloy, JM Scott, H McNulty

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Abstract

The timing of folic acid supplement usage is critical to preventing pregnancies affected by neural tube defects (NTDs) because the neural tube closes by Day 28 post-conception. We investigated compliance of pregnant women with current folic acid recommendations (400 µg/day from preconception to 12 weeks) in relation to achieving a folate status associated with lowest risk of NTDs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1530-1536
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume26
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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